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  1. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH WEST, BIRMINGHAM PORT ROAD DON DRENNAN ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH WEST, BIRMINGHAM PORT ROAD DON DRENNAN OVERPASS IN FOREGROUND, TCI-US STEEL ENSLEY WORKS IN THE BACKGROUND. - Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, Ensley Works, West of residential & commercial districts, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  2. 77 FR 66541 - Safety Zone; Alliance Road Bridge Demolition; Black Warrior River, Locust Fork; Birmingham, AL

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-06

    ...Zone; Alliance Road Bridge Demolition; Black Warrior River, Locust Fork; Birmingham...for a portion of the Locust Fork to the Black Warrior River, Birmingham, AL. This...which crosses the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River, a navigable...

  3. The University of Birmingham Selly Oak, Birmingham

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    Birmingham, University of

    Birmingham City Council website and on the University of Birmingham School website here: www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/university-school1 The University of Birmingham School Selly Oak, Birmingham Academic, curriculum and admissions The Old School House Chapel Lane Wythall Birmingham B47 6JX Telephone: 0121 702 2525 Email: david

  4. Vanderbilt University

    Cancer.gov

    Vanderbilt University has developed an interdisciplinary group of scientists, supported by the Quantitative Imaging Network to develop integrated high field (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) methods for assessing the effects of molecularly targeted anti-angiogenesis and cytoxic treatments in breast cancer clinical trials. The goal is to provide the breast cancer community with practical data acquisition and analysis protocols that facilitate the translation of advanced imaging technologies into patient management and clinical trials.

  5. Vanderbilt University

    Cancer.gov

    This application seeks support for a new Small Animal Imaging Resource (SAIR) at Vanderbilt University, dedicated to providing scientific and technical resources and support for non-invasive imaging of small animal models of cancer in vivo. The equipment and personnel needed to support cancer imaging in small animals will be provided by a new center which provides access to a comprehensive array of imaging resources.

  6. Vanderbilt University Performance Evaluation System

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Vanderbilt University Performance Evaluation System Supervisor's Guide Provided by Vanderbilt Human..............................20 Performance Evaluation Entry by a Supervisor Assistant....................................................21 Performance Self Evaluations

  7. THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

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    Kerber, Manfred

    in Mathematics Manfred Kerber CSRP-97-24 September 1997 School of Computer Science and Cognitive Science Research of Computer Science The University of Birmingham Birmingham B15 2TT, England e-mail: M worked with the ction of man as a persistent and unimaginative beast who can only follow rules blindly

  8. THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

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    Kerber, Manfred

    in Mathematics Manfred Kerber CSRP­97­24 September 1997 School of Computer Science and Cognitive Science Research of Computer Science The University of Birmingham Birmingham B15 2TT, England e­mail: M as though logicians had worked with the fiction of man as a persistent and unimaginative beast who can only

  9. Business with Birmingham University of Birmingham and

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    Birmingham, University of

    for manufacture and systems simulation, the Centre will then draw in additional research competencies related manufacturing research facility. Focused initially on the key manufacturing areas of investment casting, design President, Manufacturing Engineering and Technology said: University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce announce

  10. Vanderbilt University 200 Smith Court

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    John Smith Vanderbilt University 200 Smith Court Smithville, TN 37000 April 12, 20xx Ms. Janice-5000 or john.smithy.smith@vanderbilt.edu, and I thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, (Signature Here) John Smith #12;

  11. Vanderbilt University Performance Evaluation System

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Vanderbilt University Performance Evaluation System Self Evaluation Guide Provided by Vanderbilt VERSION 1.3 UPDATED 11/06/2007 VPES Overview The Vanderbilt Performance Evaluation System (VPES) has been. This system provides a consistent method for collecting performance evaluation data, as well as assurance

  12. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on a journey moving from the nation's segregation era to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement. The Institute's historic galleries capture the spirit and courage of countless individuals who dared to confront the "bigotry and racial discrimination of American society." This site provides a range of exhibitions (both permanent and traveling) that will peak the interest of anyone interested in learning more about American history and historical art form during the 1950s and 1960s. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is more than an online museum; it is a place that promotes research and provides education and discussion regarding civil and human rights issues in America and around the world.

  13. Exploration: Vanderbilt"s Online Research Magazine

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    There's a great deal of interesting research going on at Vanderbilt University, and their in-house online research magazine titled "Exploration" offers up detailed stories about some of this compelling work. Visitors to the site will enjoy looking through detailed multimedia presentations on the cosmological nature of diamonds, the facts of life in a cancer laboratory, and those unstoppable racing neurons. Visitors can also browse these features by themes, which include social sciences, life sciences, and engineering. Additionally, visitors can sign up to receive RSS feeds and chime in with their opinions via a contact page. Overall, this site is quite a nice find, and one that inspire other universities and colleges to set up a like-minded site.

  14. MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Michael O& #39; Connor, via Merlot

    2012-04-03

    This resource is a teaching idea to help teachers utilize Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." It provides a color-coding technique to enable students to analyze King's use of pathos, ethos and logos, as well as identifying where King addresses the opposition's arguments to his work in Birmingham.

  15. 1engineering.vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt appeals to engineering

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    Simaan, Nabil

    1engineering.vanderbilt.edu #12;2 3 Vanderbilt appeals to engineering students who want to put. These skills will be valuable throughout your life--not only when you are solving engineering problems. Our curriculum allows you to examine various engineering majors from multiple perspectives before you declare

  16. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY UNDERSTANDING EFFORT REPORTING

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    effort, but uncompensated. In practice, however, Vanderbilt's accounting system records only effort to assist faculty and administrators in understanding the federal government's requirements for effort government's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-21 or A-110. Any questions about Vanderbilt

  17. peabody.vanderbilt.edu 1 peabody.vanderbilt.edu

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    Luo, Haoxiang

    , child development, cognitive studies, child studies, and human and organizational development in real-world settings. Undergraduate Programs Child Development Child Studies Cognitive Studies Education others as well as yourself, Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development may

  18. Brazil Week "Vanderbilt"and the Vanderbilt logo are registered trademarks and service marks of

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Brazil Week "Vanderbilt"and the Vanderbilt logo are registered trademarks and service marks of Citizenship in Late-Nineteenth-Century Brazil" 4:00 p.m. Buttrick Hall 123 Futebol Tournament All are invited.d.larson@vanderbilt.edu. 5:30 p.m. Alumni Lawn Wednesday SEPT World on Wednesday "Vanderbilt and Brazil: Past Present

  19. University of Birmingham Centre for Railway Research

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    Barkan, Christopher P.L.

    University of Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education #12;2 Contents Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education RRUK EURNEX Current projects in aerodynamics Climate Change and the Railway #12;3 University of Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education 12 academic staff 15 post

  20. Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Through a series of strategic initiatives and focused work, the Birmingham Public Library has digitized thousands of items and placed them online on their digital collections page. The site has two dozen different thematic collections, and visitors can browse them by material type (maps, newspapers, etc.) or just scroll down the alphabetically organized list. Amidst these unique collections, there are several that are worth special attention. The first is the archive of the Birmingham Iron Age, which was started in 1874 when the city was a mere 26 months old. Looking over its pages is a great way to get a sense of the pressing issues of the day and the development of this new industrial city. The next collection of special note is the "Buildings in Birmingham". Here visitor can make their way through 299 images that document the transformation of the city's built environment.

  1. Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction

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    Simaan, Nabil

    DRAFT DRAFT Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction Social media has changed with friends and followers around the world. Social media has given Vanderbilt the opportunity to engage to the world. Vanderbilt University supports the use of social media by employees to connect with students

  2. Fish Assemblage Responses to Urban Intensity Gradients in Contrasting Metropolitan Areas: Birmingham, Alabama and Boston, Massachusetts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    MICHAEL R. MEADOR; HUMBERT ZAPPIA

    We examined fish assemblage responses to urban intensity gradients in two contrasting metropolitan areas: Birmingham, Alabama (BIR) and Boston, Massachusetts (BOS). Urbanization was quantified by using an urban intensity index (UII) that included multiple stream buffers and basin land uses, human population density, and road density variables. We evaluated fish assemblage responses by using species richness metrics and detrended correspondence

  3. A Trojan Horse in Birmingham

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yarker, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    "Trojan Horse" has become journalistic shorthand for an apparent attempt by a small group in East Birmingham to secure control of local non-faith schools and impose policies and practices in keeping with the very conservative (Salafist and Wahhabi) version of Islam which they hold. In this article, Pat Yarker gives an account of two

  4. At the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center,

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    Sarkar, Nilanjan

    , and a mother of two young boys, one a "somewhat challenging sleeper" and the other a "star sleeper." The "star Rosemergy Continued on page 2 Number 10 Fall 2005 Vanderbilt University Continued on page 2 Dr. Malow's son multidisciplinary research collaborations, examining the relationship of sleep and sleep disorders to a variety

  5. Vanderbilt Department of Mechanical Engineering

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Vanderbilt Department of Mechanical Engineering #12;2 Energetic Systems: Eric J. Barth 3 Inertial and Drop-based Microfluidics: Jon F. Edd 4 Intelligent Mechatronics: Michael Goldfarb 5 Micro Stir Welding: Alvin M. Strauss 11 Mechatronic Medical Devices: Pietro Valdastri 12 Nanoscale Optics

  6. Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    . We plan to showcase new technologies and highlight advances in nursing care. We are truly leaders, B.S.N., R.N., will demonstrate how nursing students learn clinical skills using life-like mannequinsVanderbilt University School of Nursing Reunion 2010 octobeR 2123 Honoring Class Years '45 '50 '55

  7. AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH WEST, BIRMINGPORT ROAD AND DON DRENNEN ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH WEST, BIRMINGPORT ROAD AND DON DRENNEN OVERPASS IN FOREGROUND, TCI-US STEEL ENSLEY WORKS OPEN HEARTH (RUINS) IN THE BACKGROUND. - Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, Ensley Works, West of residential & commercial districts, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  8. Vanderbilt Child Care Centers The Vanderbilt Child Care Centers are based on the child development model

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    needs of each child. ADMISSIONS The Vanderbilt Child Care Centers provide a quality child developmentVanderbilt Child Care Centers PHILOSOPHY The Vanderbilt Child Care Centers are based on the child development model which incorporates the theories of Piaget, Montessori, Erikson, and others. Learning through

  9. Sport Scholarship programme Rugby at Birmingham

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    Heinke, Dietmar

    was selected for the England 7's squad and took part in the 2009 World Cup where they won the plate finalSport Scholarship programme Rugby at Birmingham University of Birmingham Sport (UBSport) Rugby has a culture that encourages attractive running rugby, and allows the development of all players under

  10. Vanderbilt University Consent to Release Academic

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Vanderbilt University Consent to Release Academic Information Student Name: Student ID: Parent of informing them of your academic progress at Vanderbilt. This consent to release will remain in effect while a dependent of my parents ( ) I am not a dependent of my parents, but I consent to the release of academic

  11. Vanderbilt University Consent to Release Academic Information

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Vanderbilt University Consent to Release Academic Information Parent at Student's Address Parent academic progress at Vanderbilt. This consent to release will remain in effect while you are enrolled not a dependent of my parents, but I consent to the release of academic information to my parents. ( ) I am

  12. Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Vanderbilt University Social Media Handbook Introduction Social media has changed the way we around the world. Social media has given Vanderbilt the opportunity to engage in ongoing "conversations University supports the use of social media by employees to connect with students, fellow faculty and staff

  13. VANDERBILT STRATEGIC PLAN Table of Contents

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    o o o o o eo o o aooo5 II. INVESTING IN LEADERS AND OUR FUTURE: RECRUITING STUDENTS To VANDERBILT AND BUILDING A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE7 A. Vanderbilt's Role in Educating Leaders and tangible evidence of important progress. As one would expect for a great University, these accomplishments

  14. Grants Manual Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

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    Simaan, Nabil

    1 Grants Manual Vanderbilt University School of Nursing March 19, 2007 General Guidelines assistance for proposal submission. No grant budget may assume additional Vanderbilt School of Nursing. For example, if grant is due June 5, contact reviewers in January and February and determine

  15. Birmingham Public Library Cartography Collection

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Birmingham Public Library has a marvelous trove of maps in their collection and this site is the perfect place to explore almost 1,000 cartographic gems. As might be expected, the maps housed here depict various sections of Alabama, along with maps and atlases from Europe, Africa, and other regions of the world. First-time visitors might start by giving close attention to the Persia sive Shahistan map, which depicts the Middle East as it was in 1740. Visitors can scan around the maps by title, subject, type or date. It's remarkable to see how the field of cartography has progressed just by looking over these maps by date. This collection is a great way to explore the world and perhaps will inspire a new passion.

  16. Sport Scholarship programme Athletics at Birmingham

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    Heinke, Dietmar

    , strength and conditioning and sports medicine support at the University. 5571©UniversityofBirmingham2011 and a personalised strength and conditioning programme n Sports medicine support including musculoskeletal screening

  17. VIEW OF TCIU.S. STEEL SITE, ENSLEY WORKS, BIRMINGPORT ROAD 269 ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    VIEW OF TCI-U.S. STEEL SITE, ENSLEY WORKS, BIRMINGPORT ROAD 269 IN FOREGROUND. - Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, Ensley Works, West of residential & commercial districts, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  18. University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry

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    Cui, Yan

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry 7 Day Hawaiian Cruise Aboard Norwegian of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Jodi Murphy, Managing Member Cruise and Travel Partners P: 1

  19. Approved 16/05/2014 The University of Birmingham School

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    Birmingham, University of

    /16, the University of Birmingham School has an agreed Published Admissions Number (PAN) of 150 for admission will be part of the Birmingham City Council's co-ordinated arrangements which requires all parents to complete admissions process are available from the admissions team at Birmingham City Council or online at: www

  20. Harassment and Bullying UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

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    Miall, Chris

    Policy Harassment and Bullying 2013-14 UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM HARASSMENT AND BULLYING POLICY #12;Policy Harassment and Bullying 2013-14 Harassment and Bullying Policy 1 Table of Contents Paragraph Title Statement on Harassment and Bullying 2 3 What is Harassment? 3 4 What Behaviour Constitutes Harassment? 4 5

  1. Desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama: A Case Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bynum, Effie; And Others

    In May 1974, a five member study team from Teachers College, Columbia University spent four and one-half days in Birmingham, Alabama, for the purpose of (1) collecting information that describes the desegregation process as it evolved, (2) interviewing principals, administrators, teachers, students and community leaders relative to their

  2. Further observations on the Birmingham chimaera.

    PubMed Central

    Bird, G W; Battey, D A; Greenwell, P; Mortimer, C W; Watkins, W M; Wingham, J

    1976-01-01

    The appropriate ABH-gene specified glycosyltransferases in the plasma of the Birmingham chimaera were estimated. These observatiions and the demonstration of A1Leb blood group specific glycosphingolipid in the plasma indicate that the minority population of red blood cells probably represents the true blood groups of the patient. PMID:1271430

  3. THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

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    Birmingham, University of

    THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY CONTENTS: Guidelines on Criminal Records #12;POLICY ON SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY 1 of circumstances in which children and young people will come onto University premises or otherwise have contact

  4. Max at Vanderbilt David F. Salisbury

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    . He applied for and received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to pursue his interest the foundation for help in finding a job. At about the same time, Vanderbilt wrote the Rockefeller Foundation and his group conducted fundamental studies that provided the foundation for modern molecular biology

  5. Share a Clear View Vanderbilt University

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    Simaan, Nabil

    to lowering drug costs, improving health and delivering superior service. This booklet contains important of the cost. Refer to the Vanderbilt Health Plan Summary Plan Description for details. INFERTILITY BENEFIT | 7 Days a Week 866-333-2757 (toll-free) TTY (toll-free) 711 MAILING ADDRESS: Navitus Health Solutions

  6. AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING RELEASE VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

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    Simaan, Nabil

    tape, sound recordings, still photography, CD-ROM or any other media. 4. The right to record, reproduceAUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING RELEASE VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY IMPORTANT: BEFORE AGREEING TO HAVE YOUR CONTENT RECORDED AND SHARED ELECTRONICALLY, PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOU OWN THE COPYRIGHT OF ALL MATERIALS BEING

  7. SIXTH VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY POLL MAY 2013

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    . The goal was ­ and is ­ to provide a non-partisan and scientifically based. Current and past poll results are available at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csdi/vupoll-home.php to the proposed questions. We then make further revisions to the questions based

  8. The Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bransford, John

    1994-01-01

    Describes the Vanderbilt University (Tennessee) Learning Technology Center, including profile of the center's personnel; description of representative projects, such as the Jasper-Woodbury Problem Solving Series, a multimedia literacy program for grades K-3, and the Adult Literacy Program; and a list of 14 representative publications by center

  9. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE COOLING A 20' IRON PIPE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE COOLING A 20' IRON PIPE PRIOR TO EXTRACTION FROM CASTING MACHINE. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  10. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CONVEYOR CHAIN USED TO TRANSPORT HOT PIPE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CONVEYOR CHAIN USED TO TRANSPORT HOT PIPE FROM CASTING MACHINE TO THE ANNEALING OVEN. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  11. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND CASTING FOREMAN OBSERVING OPERATION ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND CASTING FOREMAN OBSERVING OPERATION TO ENSURE MAXIMUM PRODUCTION AND QUALITY. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  12. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4' DUCTILE IRON ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4' DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING CENTRIFUGALLY CAST, AS OPERATOR WATCHES TO ENSURE QUALITY. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  13. INTERIOR VIEW WITH MOLTEN IRON BEING POURED FROM CUPOLA TO ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH MOLTEN IRON BEING POURED FROM CUPOLA TO A TRANSFER LADLE, AT LEFT, AND CASTING MACHINE, AT RIGHT. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  14. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4" DUCTILE IRON ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 4" DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING EXTRACTED FROM CASTING MACHINE - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  15. INTERIOR VIEW OF CASTING MACHINE WITH 4' DUCTILE IRON PIPE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW OF CASTING MACHINE WITH 4' DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING WEIGHED ON SCALES AT CASTING MACHINE. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  16. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, WITH CASTING SUPERINTENDENT OVERSEEING TRANSFER OF ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, WITH CASTING SUPERINTENDENT OVERSEEING TRANSFER OF MOLTEN METAL TO A CASTING MACHINE. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  17. INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 20' DUCTILE IRON ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW WITH CASTING MACHINE AND A 20' DUCTILE IRON PIPE BEING EXTRACTED USING PIPE PULLERS. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  18. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM AND PROCUREMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

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    Birmingham, University of

    " This mission supports the University's primary procurement related focus which is to achieve best value service levels providing products, goods and services that are fit for purpose; competitively priced-class University, Birmingham is one of the leading group of ten research- based Universities in the United Kingdom

  19. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG RED MOUNTAIN TOWARD THE BIRMINGHAM ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG RED MOUNTAIN TOWARD THE BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTER WITH U.S. HIGHWAY 280 (BOTTOM LEFT TO CENTER) AND THE HIGHWAY CUT (CENTER RIGHT). - Red Mountain Cut National Natural Landmark, U.S. 280 at Red Mountain, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  20. B-FILM: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies

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    Birmingham, University of

    B-FILM: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies September 2012- June 2013 Interim Report B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies was established in September 2012 as an interdisciplinary, autonomous from Modern Languages, American and Canadian Studies and the new department of Art History, Film

  1. Vanderbilt study tracks long-term effects of prostate therapies

    Cancer.gov

    A new study from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (home to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center) comparing outcomes among prostate cancer patients treated with surgery versus radiotherapy found differences in urinary, bowel and sexual function after short-term follow-up, but those differences were no longer significant 15 years after initial treatment.

  2. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY CONSENT TO RELEASE ACADEMIC INFORMATION Student Name

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY CONSENT TO RELEASE ACADEMIC INFORMATION Student Name: Student Commodore progress at Vanderbilt. This consent to release will remain in effect while you are enrolled. ( ) I am not a dependent of my parents, but I consent to the release of academic information to my

  3. @Yuan Xue (yuan.xue@vanderbilt.edu) Intrusion Detection System

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    @Yuan Xue (yuan.xue@vanderbilt.edu) Intrusion Detection System Yuan Xue #12;@Yuan Xue (yuan.xue@vanderbilt.edu) Background What is Intrusion Detection System An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) must identify, preferably proactive, form of system defense. Classification Misuse intrusion detection vs. Anomaly intrusion detection

  4. Vanderbilt study suggests heart protein has role in colon cancer:

    Cancer.gov

    A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression. Research led by investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute suggests that the protein BVES (blood vessel endocardial substance) which also is key in regulating corneal cells may be a therapeutic target for halting colon cancer metastasis.

  5. Vanderbilt University Pet Policy for Live-in Employees Vanderbilt University permits live-in employees, be they faculty or staff, to own and keep pets

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    1 Vanderbilt University Pet Policy for Live-in Employees Vanderbilt pets in their University assigned housing. The requirements of the policy are as follows: 1. Pets are limited to domesticated dogs, domesticated cats and fish

  6. Vanderbilt study finds stress fuels breast cancer metastasis to bone

    Cancer.gov

    Stress can promote breast cancer cell colonization of bone, Vanderbilt Center for Bone Biology investigators have discovered. The studies, reported July 17 in PLoS Biology, demonstrate in mice that activation of the sympathetic nervous system the "fight-or-flight" response to stress primes the bone environment for breast cancer cell metastasis. The researchers were able to prevent breast cancer cell lesions in bone using propranolol, a cardiovascular medicine that inhibits sympathetic nervous system signals. Vanderbilt University is home to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

  7. Business with Birmingham Innovative cancer test p3

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    Birmingham, University of

    The heat of the matter Academic consultancy project with local company, Apollo Furnaces SMEs urged to work Value (LTV) of their customers through a Knowledge Transfer Network project University of Birmingham

  8. Date Form Created: March 2011 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Date Form Created: March 2011 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT GUIDE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION DATE OF THIS EVALUATION PERFORMANCE RATING DEFINITIONS: XP EXPERT PERFORMANCE wish to be treated RATING: Continuous Improvement: We continuously evaluate and improve our performance

  9. Vanderbilt study finds more breast cancer patients opting for mastectomy

    Cancer.gov

    Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that is confined to one breast, a Vanderbilt study shows.

  10. Clinical Research Subject Recruitment: The Volunteer for Vanderbilt Research Program www.volunteer.mc.vanderbilt.edu | accrualnet.cancer.gov

    Cancer.gov

    Unable to find commercial software to automate a research subject registry database at Vanderbilt University, the authors worked with university IT staff to create a custom system using inexpensive or free open-source software. They decided on a Web-based system to enhance accessibility and simplify end-user hardware and software requirements. The system was made available to all Vanderbilt researchers conducting IRB-approved clinical studies and to all individuals expressing an interest in trial participation.

  11. Information line: 0121 414 3374 www.birmingham.ac.uk/opendays

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    Birmingham, University of

    The city of Birmingham 6 How to make the most of your day 8 General events timetable 10 Subject events.birmingham.ac.uk/vip www.birmingham.ac.uk/vip iPhone app Find your way round the Open Day by downloading our FREE iPhone application from the iPhone App Store or iTunes (search University of Birmingham). The app features: o

  12. The University of Birmingham School Admissions and Curriculum Consultation 1. Introduction

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    Birmingham, University of

    days. The guide will be published on the School website in due course, with a map showing the nodesThe University of Birmingham School Admissions and Curriculum Consultation Response 1. Introduction The University of Birmingham School carried out public consultation on proposals for the University of Birmingham

  13. 2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 1 of 5 Changing Your E-Password

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    Luo, Haoxiang

    2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 1 of 5 Changing Your E-Password #12; 2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 2 of 5 Follow these steps Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 3 of 5 Tab 1, E-Password Management Options

  14. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument to the Gilded Age. Teaching with Historic Places.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Laffin, Margaret

    By the turn of the 20th century, many wealthy families, including the Vanderbilts, had palatial houses along the Hudson River, between New York City and Albany (New York). In 1895, Frederick Vanderbilt, grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, built his country estate overlooking the Hudson River in Hyde Park (New York). With more than 600

  15. Back to the basics: Birmingham, Alabama, measurement and scale

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Handley, L.R.; Lockwood, C.M.; Handley, N.

    2005-01-01

    Back to the Basics: Birmingham, Alabama is the fourth in a series of workshops that focus on teaching foundational map reading and spatial differentiation skills. It is the second published exercise from the Back to the Basics series developed by the Wetland Education through Maps and Aerial Photography (WETMAAP) Program (see Journal of Geography 103, 5: 226-230). Like its predecessor, the current exercise is modified from the Birmingham Back to the Basics workshop offered during the annual National Council for Geographic Education meeting. The focus of this exercise is on scale and measurement, foundational skills for spatial thinking and analysis. ?? 2005 National Council for Geographic Education.

  16. Birmingham hip resurfacing: the prevalence of failure.

    PubMed

    Carrothers, A D; Gilbert, R E; Jaiswal, A; Richardson, J B

    2010-10-01

    Despite the increasing interest and subsequent published literature on hip resurfacing arthroplasty, little is known about the prevalence of its complications and in particular the less common modes of failure. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of failure of hip resurfacing arthroplasty and to analyse the reasons for it. From a multi-surgeon series (141 surgeons) of 5000 Birmingham hip resurfacings we have analysed the modes, prevalence, gender differences and times to failure of any hip requiring revision. To date 182 hips have been revised (3.6%). The most common cause for revision was a fracture of the neck of the femur (54 hips, prevalence 1.1%), followed by loosening of the acetabular component (32 hips, 0.6%), collapse of the femoral head/avascular necrosis (30 hips, 0.6%), loosening of the femoral component (19 hips, 0.4%), infection (17 hips, 0.3%), pain with aseptic lymphocytic vascular and associated lesions (ALVAL)/metallosis (15 hips, 0.3%), loosening of both components (five hips, 0.1%), dislocation (five hips, 0.1%) and malposition of the acetabular component (three hips, 0.1%). In two cases the cause of failure was unknown. Comparing men with women, we found the prevalence of revision to be significantly higher in women (women = 5.7%; men = 2.6%, p < 0.001). When analysing the individual modes of failure women had significantly more revisions for loosening of the acetabular component, dislocation, infection and pain/ALVAL/metallosis (p < 0.001, p = 0.004, p = 0.008, p = 0.01 respectively). The mean time to failure was 2.9 years (0.003 to 11.0) for all causes, with revision for fracture of the neck of the femur occurring earlier than other causes (mean 1.5 years, 0.02 to 11.0). There was a significantly shorter time to failure in men (mean 2.1 years, 0.4 to 8.7) compared with women (mean 3.6 years, 0.003 to 11.0) (p < 0.001). PMID:20884969

  17. Back to the Basics: Birmingham, Alabama, Measurement and Scale

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Handley, Lawrence R.; Lockwood, Catherine M.; Handley, Nathan

    2005-01-01

    "Back to the Basics: Birmingham, Alabama" is the fourth in a series of workshops that focus on teaching foundational map reading and spatial differentiation skills. It is the second published exercise from the Back to the Basics series developed by the Wetland Education through Maps and Aerial Photography (WETMAAP) Program (see "Journal of

  18. The University of Birmingham Nation/Country: United Kingdom

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    Petriu, Emil M.

    accommodation Free English language courses for exchange students International Students Advisory Service.birmingham.ac.uk Incoming Exchange website: www.international.bham.ac.uk/sae/prospective Contact details for the Study. Student Support: Welcome Week in September Mini-orientation in January Department Exchange Tutor On campus

  19. Profiles of British Muslim Identity: Adolescent Girls in Birmingham

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    Hutnik, Nimmi; Street, Rebecca Coran

    2010-01-01

    By asking students to fill in 10 statements beginning with "I am..." and a further 10 statements beginning with "I am not..." we constructed profiles of British Muslim ethnic and national identity. Participants were 108 British Muslim girls of mean age 12.6 years studying in a single sex girls' school in Birmingham, UK. Using content analysis we

  20. Confidentiality from the cloud provider University of Birmingham Business Club

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    Birmingham, University of

    threats of cloud computing. #12;Security of cloud computing Does user have to trust the service provider? #12;Security of cloud computing Does user have to trust the service provider? Confidentiality - main. Ryan University of Birmingham #12;Inexorable rise of cloud computing Motivation for cloud computing

  1. Tuberculosis Microepidemics among Dispersed Migrants, Birmingham, UK, 20042013

    PubMed Central

    Browne, Catherine; Khanom, Shaina; Evans, Jason T.; Smith, E. Grace; Hawkey, Peter M.; Kunst, Heinke; Welch, Steven B.; Dedicoat, Martin J.

    2015-01-01

    To determine if local transmission was responsible for rising tuberculosis incidence in a recently dispersed migrant community in Birmingham, UK, during 20042013, we conducted enhanced epidemiologic investigation of molecular clusters. This technique identified exact locations of social mixing and chains of apparent recent transmission, which can be helpful for directing resources. PMID:25695328

  2. Melanism in Adalia ladybirds and declining air pollution in Birmingham

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    Paul M Brakefield; David R Lees

    1987-01-01

    The frequency of the melanic forms of Adalia bipunctata continued to fall at five sites in the Birmingham conurbation after the earlier decline in the 1960s monitored by E. R. Creed. The decline had levelled off by about 1978. The rate of change in melanic frequency was similar at each site with a more or less constant disadvantage to melanics

  3. The University of Birmingham Response to Bribery Act 2010

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    Birmingham, University of

    to business outside the realm of government. Acts of bribery or corruption are designed to influence Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy 1 Introduction It is the policy of the University of Birmingham that all staff and students conduct business in an honest way, and without the use of corrupt practices

  4. Bacterial batteries By Birmingham Science News Examiner, Paul

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    Lovley, Derek

    Bacterial batteries By Birmingham Science News Examiner, Paul Hamaker September 14, 5:44 AM in remote areas, conversion of waste to electricity, and longer battery life in harsh environments. KN400 greatly increases the power output of batteries and electric cells. More electron flow per unit area

  5. Introduction to the TPM 1.2 University of Birmingham

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    Ryan, Mark

    Introduction to the TPM 1.2 Mark Ryan University of Birmingham DRAFT of March 23, 2009 Comments welcome 1 Introduction The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a hardware chip designed to enable commodity. The TPM stores cryptographic keys and other sensitive data in its shielded memory, and provides ways

  6. Life as an International Student at the University of Birmingham

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    Birmingham, University of

    Life as an International Student at the University of Birmingham Michelle Mallender #12;Why the UK, Film, Debating, sports, chess, human rights. Over 100 volunteering opportunities. #12;Proud of our.has.bham.ac.uk #12;Our Colleges Social sciences Medical and Dental Sciences Life and Environmental Sciences

  7. 77 FR 2127 - Birmingham Terminal Railway, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Birmingham Southern...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-13

    ...1150.31 to acquire from Birmingham Southern Railroad Company (BS), and to operate approximately 75.59 miles of rail line...is a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Watco Holdings, Inc.; BS, a subsidiary of Transtar, Inc., is a Class III terminal...

  8. Vanderbilt study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care

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    A study led by investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Nashville, Tenn., finds that black men with prostate cancer receive lower quality surgical care than white men. The racial differences persist even when controlling for factors such as the year of surgery, age, comorbidities and insurance status.

  9. PAID RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE VANDERBILT PSYCHOLOGY

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    will have to scroll down to it ­ it is the last item in the list). Telephone numbers are optional login information.You will be assigned a default password, which youcanchange after your first login://vanderbilt.sona- systems.com/ and enter your user ID and password to login. Retrieving a Lost Password If you ever forget

  10. The Kennedy Center: An Integral Component of the Vanderbilt Community.

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    Burish, Thomas G.

    1996-01-01

    Describes the work of the John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, which for three decades has promoted interdisciplinary research on developmental disabilities. The paper describes how the Kennedy Center is an integral part of both the educational community and the surrounding civic community at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt

  11. Internal fixation of an intertrochanteric femoral fracture after Birmingham hip resurfacing arthroplasty.

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    Carpentier, Karel; Govaers, Kris

    2012-04-01

    The Birmingham hip system is one of the most popular designs for hip resurfacing. Fractures associated with the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) are mostly subcapital fractures. Other traumatic periprosthetic fractures are rarely reported. We report an intertrochanteric fracture which occurred after a Birmingham hip resurfacing. The fracture was treated with a reversed distal femoral locking plate, with a very satisfying clinical and radiological result. PMID:22697002

  12. Vanderbilt researchers find a protein family key to aging, cancer:

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    The list of aging-associated proteins known to be involved in cancer is growing longer, according to research by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the National Institutes of Health. The new study, published Oct. 17 in Cancer Cell, identifies the protein SIRT2 as a tumor suppressor linked to gender-specific tumor development in mice. Along with two other "sirtuin" proteins previously linked to cancer, the new finding suggests the existence of a rare "family" of tumor suppressors.

  13. 77 FR 2131 - Watco Holdings, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Birmingham Terminal Railway, L.L.C.

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    ...control of Birmingham Terminal Railway, L.L.C. (BHRR), upon...35578, Birmingham Terminal Railway, L.L.C.--Acquisition...Railroad, Inc., Alabama Warrior Railway, L.L.C., Boise Valley...expenses, coordinate billing, maintenance, mechanical, and...

  14. Road Rage

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    Sansone, Lori A.

    2010-01-01

    Up to one-third of community participants report being perpetrators of road rage, indicating that various forms of road rage are relatively commonplace. However, only two percent or less of incidents culminate in serious damage to persons or vehicles. The most common offenders appear to be young and male. A number of factors may contribute to road rage, including environmental factors (e.g., greater number of miles driven per day, traffic density), nonspecific psychological factors (e.g., displaced aggression, attribution of blame to others), and bona fide Axis I and II disorders. The most common Axis I disorders appear to be related to alcohol and substance misuse, whereas possible Axis II disorders include borderline and antisocial personality disorders. Being aware of these contributory factors to road rage may improve general clinical awareness of the nature and treatment of perpetrators. PMID:20805914

  15. 2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 1 of 8 Claiming Your VUNetID and E-Password

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    Luo, Haoxiang

    2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 1 of 8 Claiming Your VUNetID and E-Password #12; 2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 2 of 8 Follow these steps. Confidential and Proprietary Page 3 of 8 Tab 2, Vanderbilt's Acceptable Use Policy, displays. 3. Read through

  16. 2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 1 of 5 Changing Your E-Password Recovery Questions

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    Luo, Haoxiang

    2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 1 of 5 Changing Your E-Password Recovery Questions #12; 2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 2 of 5 Follow Login. #12; 2008 Vanderbilt, University. Confidential and Proprietary Page 3 of 5 3. Tab 1, E

  17. Department Name Title Phone Email HOD -Main Paul Speer Associate Professor 322-3117 paul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    .loss@vanderbilt.edu HOD - Health & Human Services William Turner Professor & Betts Chair of Education & Human Development 343-8715 william.l.turner@vanderbilt.edu HOD - International Leadership Brian Heuser Assistant.d.cannon@vanderbilt.edu Psychology/Human Development (Cognitive Studies, Child Development, Child Studies) Leigh Wadsworth Senior

  18. Department Name Title Phone Email HOD -Main Paul Speer Associate Professor 322-3117 paul.w.speer@vanderbilt.edu

    E-print Network

    Bordenstein, Seth

    .loss@vanderbilt.edu HOD - Health & Human Services William Turner Professor & Betts Chair of Education & Human Development 343-8715 william.l.turner@vanderbilt.edu HOD - International Leadership Brian Heuser Assistant.d.cannon@vanderbilt.edu Psychology/Human Development (Cognitive Studies, Child Development, Leigh Wadsworth Senior Lecturer 322

  19. Distributed road assessment system

    DOEpatents

    Beer, N. Reginald; Paglieroni, David W

    2014-03-25

    A system that detects damage on or below the surface of a paved structure or pavement is provided. A distributed road assessment system includes road assessment pods and a road assessment server. Each road assessment pod includes a ground-penetrating radar antenna array and a detection system that detects road damage from the return signals as the vehicle on which the pod is mounted travels down a road. Each road assessment pod transmits to the road assessment server occurrence information describing each occurrence of road damage that is newly detected on a current scan of a road. The road assessment server maintains a road damage database of occurrence information describing the previously detected occurrences of road damage. After the road assessment server receives occurrence information for newly detected occurrences of road damage for a portion of a road, the road assessment server determines which newly detected occurrences correspond to which previously detected occurrences of road damage.

  20. Usher syndrome in the city of Birminghamprevalence and clinical classification

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C I Hope; S Bundey; D Proops; A R Fielder

    1997-01-01

    AIMSTo estimate the prevalence of Usher syndrome in the city of Birmingham, and to establish a database of patients who have been classified into different clinical subtypes essential for future gene mutation analysis.METHODSSymptomatic cases of Usher syndrome (US) resident in the city of Birmingham in June 1994 were ascertained through multiple sources. Ophthalmic and audiological reassessment together with examination of

  1. Athena SWAN Bronze department award application Name of university: University of Birmingham

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    Mottram, Nigel

    1 Athena SWAN Bronze department award application Name of university: University of Birmingham SWAN award: November 2011 Contact for application: Dr Sharon Stephen Email: s://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/mathematics/index.aspx Athena SWAN Bronze Department awards recognise that in addition to university-wide policies

  2. The Library of Birmingham Project: Lifelong Learning for the Digital Age

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    Blewitt, John; Gambles, Brian

    2010-01-01

    The Library of Birmingham (LoB) is a 193 million British pounds project designed to provide a new space for lifelong learning and knowledge growth, a physical and virtual portal for Birmingham's citizens to the wider world. In cooperation with a range of private, public, and third-sector bodies, as well as individual citizens, the library, due to

  3. B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies 2013-2014 Report

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    Birmingham, University of

    B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies 2013-2014 Report The 2013-14 academic year was exciting and eventful for film studies at the University of Birmingham in association with other universities, institutions and organisations. B-Film co-organised two international academic conferences

  4. Sexual Misconduct Vanderbilt University desires to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all

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    Simaan, Nabil

    1 Sexual Misconduct Vanderbilt University desires to establish and maintain a safe and healthy, seeks to eliminate all forms of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct is a form of sex discrimination://www.vanderbilt.edu/ead/ea_laws.html#a3). Sexual misconduct of any kind represents socially irresponsible behavior. Sexual misconduct

  5. The University of Birmingham - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of Birmingham introduces the goal of its department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences' (GEES) research to link climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology studies in order to build integrated models of fluvial systems. Users can find ample information about the goals and significance in its many projects which include riparian hydroecology, hydrology of cold environments, hydrogeomorphology, and channel sedimentation dynamics. Most of the materials contain an abundance of links to help users fully understand the Earth Surface Systems research. Along with the research of the staff, the site supplies introductions to many of the PhD research students' work.

  6. Vanderbilt study finds mechanism of lung cancer-associated mutations

    Cancer.gov

    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified how one of the genes most commonly mutated in lung cancer may promote such tumors. The investigators found that the protein encoded by this gene, called EPHA3, normally inhibits tumor formation, and that loss or mutation of the gene as often happens in lung cancer diminishes this tumor-suppressive effect, potentially sparking the formation of lung cancer. The findings, published July 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, could offer direction for personalizing cancer treatments and development of new therapies.

  7. Celtic Roads

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kinney, Jan

    2009-01-01

    Building upon lessons learned is relevant to art and life. As an art teacher dealing with teens, the author tries to give her students an understanding of art as a window to the "big picture" as well as a practical, relevant skill. She developed this lesson plan, "Celtic Roads," with that objective in mind. The success rate is high, the product is

  8. Jesus Green Victoria Road

    E-print Network

    Rajamani, Sriram K.

    Green Victoria Road Midsummer Common Union Lane StrettenAvenue Christ's Piece Parkers Piece East Road TenisonRoad Cambridge Uni Botanical Gardens Sheep's Green Lamas Land QueensRoad Barton Road Barton the Intercom located at the barrier on the car park access road. Entry to the building is via reception

  9. SOUTH PARKS ROAD CANTERBURY ROAD

    E-print Network

    Oxford, University of

    - Admissions Office (D6) 5 Bodleian Library - Old Library* (E6) 6A Bodleian Library - Radcliffe Camera--Health Care Libraries--Old Road Campus (Off Map) 16 Cairns Library--Health Care Libraries - John Radcliffe Keble College Library (D4) 64 Lady Margaret Hall Library (E2) 65 Linacre College Library (F4) 66 Lincoln

  10. To Salisbury Road; London Road

    E-print Network

    Priestley, Hilary

    OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CRF To Freemen's Common and Nixon Court Houses (500m) To Victoria Park Health gate with barrier Exit only Pre-booked parking for visitors ­ please use entrance 1 Occasional visitor Psychology.................................................................104 Regent Road Computer Centre

  11. Pollution-related acidification in the urban aquifer, Birmingham, UK

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ford, M.; Tellam, J. H.; Hughes, M.

    1992-12-01

    Comparison of groundwater quality data ten years apart and sampling of shallow level water and soil gas CO 2 indicates that the groundwaters below Birmingham are becoming more acidic. Six potential causes are considered: (1) rise of water level into the carbonate-poor upper levels of the sandstone aquifer; (2) oxidation of the Quaternary deposits overlying the aquifer; (3) inorganic acid spills; (4) other acidic recharge; (5) oxidation of inorganic pollutants; (6) degradation of industrial organic pollutants. Chemical and hydrogeological data suggest that (3), (5) and (6) are dominant in different parts of the city. The rate of fall in pH of 0.6 units over ten years is worrying with regard to increased solubility of toxic metals.

  12. Profiles of British Muslim identity: adolescent girls in Birmingham.

    PubMed

    Hutnik, Nimmi; Street, Rebecca Coran

    2010-02-01

    By asking students to fill in 10 statements beginning with 'I am...' and a further 10 statements beginning with 'I am not...' we constructed profiles of British Muslim ethnic and national identity. Participants were 108 British Muslim girls of mean age 12.6 years studying in a single sex girls' school in Birmingham, UK. Using content analysis we found that some adolescent girls are rooted only in their personal identity. Others are rooted in their social identity. We found a number of major categories: rooted in ethnic identity only, rooted in ethnic identity but differentiating self from other groups, rooted in bicultural identity, rooted in national identity and confused ethnic and national identity. Significantly a number of participants were concerned to transcend group identities and described themselves as 'not racist' or 'not prejudiced'. A model of ethnic and national identity is presented incorporating rootedness, differentiation, confusion and transcendence. PMID:19683339

  13. Spatial and temporal variability of air pollution in Birmingham, Alabama

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blanchard, C. L.; Tanenbaum, S.; Hidy, G. M.

    2014-06-01

    Quantification of the spatial and temporal variations of outdoor air pollutant concentrations provides important information for epidemiological and other air-pollution studies, many of which have relied in the past on data from a single, centrally-located air pollution monitoring site. A method is developed for combining air pollution measurements from multiple monitors and monitoring networks to generate daily air pollution concentration fields representing spatial variations over distances of approximately 1-10km. Meteorological and co-pollutant data are used to estimate missing site measurements, yielding more realistic concentration fields as the number of monitoring locations with available data increases. Monitoring data are interpolated with weights computed from intersite pollutant correlations, which decay with distance, so distances between interpolation points and monitoring sites are factored into the interpolation weights. The approach minimizes the influence of source-oriented sites that represent limited areas, because data from such sites exhibit low intersite correlations and yield interpolation weights that decay rapidly to zero. Interpolated values represent pollutant concentrations averaged over spatial scales that depend on intersite distances and the interpolation grid, and do not delineate sharp spatial gradients associated with roadside or near-source conditions. The approach yields quantified interpolation errors the values of which depend on measurement uncertainties, intersite distances, and the representativeness of monitoring site locations. The method is illustrated using an 11-year period of measurements of ozone, PM2.5, and PM10 concentrations from Jefferson County, Alabama. The principal city is Birmingham, which is influenced by regional-scale air pollution and by local emissions from mobile sources, industrial facilities, and residential communities. Emission sources are not distributed uniformly throughout Birmingham, the ridge-and-valley topography complicates dispersion of local emissions, and monitoring data indicate that air pollutant concentrations vary spatially as well as temporally. No single monitor represents air quality across the entire study area.

  14. University of Alabama at Birmingham pathway activation discovery could lead to new cancer drugs:

    Cancer.gov

    A discovery by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers about a how a common cell pathway that helps regulate cell survival and production is turned on could lead to new treatments for autoimmune diseases and cancer.

  15. GRADUATE STUDIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Vanderbilt University's Environmental Science option within the Environmental

    E-print Network

    Bordenstein, Seth

    GRADUATE STUDIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Vanderbilt University's Environmental Science option) and Earth and Environmental Sciences (College of Arts and Science). Students may pursue work leading and earth and environmental sciences research that intersect current, critical national research priorities

  16. GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Graduate students in Vanderbilt's environmental engineering program have opportunities to

    E-print Network

    Simaan, Nabil

    , Waste Management & Remediation Environmental Science Environmental Management & Policy LEARN MORE.D. degrees are offered in: Environmental engineering Environmental science option of environmentalGRADUATE PROGRAM IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Graduate students in Vanderbilt's environmental

  17. Scott Stadium Stadium Road

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    Acton, Scott

    Scott Stadium Stadium Road Residence Hereford College Alderman Road Residence Area Aquatic Hereford College Alderman Road Residence Area Aquatic & Fitness Center Gilmer Hall Alderm an Rd Mc;Scott Stadium Stadium Road Residence Hereford College Alderman Road Residence Area Aquatic & Fitness

  18. Vanderbilt University Study Creates New Roadmap for Cellular Activity

    Cancer.gov

    Scientists studying cellular processes have long sought to measure redox modifications because they provide one of the normal layers of cell control. But redox disruption or oxidative stress at the cellular level can also create a pathway to diseases like cancer, diabetes or neurodegenerative diseases. So CPTAC investigators Daniel Liebler, Ph.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and Jing Yang, Ph.D., research fellow in Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University, teamed with Kate Carroll, Ph.D., and Vinayak Gupta, Ph.D., from Scripps Florida, to identify these oxygen modifications. This new study that provides a roadmap for other scientists and could be useful for drug development, was published online Sept. 1 in Nature Communications. For more information,

  19. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, TOWARDS CUPOLA WHERE SCRAP METAL AND ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, TOWARDS CUPOLA WHERE SCRAP METAL AND OTHER COMPONENTS ARE MELTED TO CREATE DUCTILE IRON. BRIGHT FLASH IN BACKGROUND RESULTS FROM MOLTEN METAL (DUCTILE IRON) BEING POURED FROM CUPOLA INTO TRANSFER LADLE - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  20. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, CUPOLA AREA WITH MOLTEN METAL BEING ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, CUPOLA AREA WITH MOLTEN METAL BEING POURED OUT OF THE CUPOLA INTO THE POURING LADLE. FROM THE POURING LADLE, THE IRON IS LATER POURED INTO A TRANSFER LADLE FOR TRANSPORT TO THE CASTING MACHINES. - McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, Pipe Casting Area, 1201 Vanderbilt Road, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

  1. Women Secondary Head Teachers: Alive and Well in Birmingham at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century

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    Fuller, Kay

    2009-01-01

    Far from being an "endangered species" (Edwards & Lyons, 1994), moving towards extinction, women secondary head teachers are alive and well in Birmingham. While the national picture in England and Wales showed 29.8 per cent of secondary head teachers were women in 2005, this research identifies extensive regional differences. In Birmingham 41 per

  2. 2012 12th tEEE tnternationat Conference on Nanotechnology (tEEE-NANO) The tnternationat Conference Centre Birmingham

    E-print Network

    Girolami, Gregory S.

    Centre Birmingham 20-23 August 20112, Birmingham, United Kingdom Nanosoldering Carbon Nanotube Junctions, Fellow, IEEE, Eric Pop, Senior Member, IEEE, and Joseph W. Lyding, Fellow, IEEE Abstract- Carbon nanotube precursors in a vacuum environment, thereby nanosoldering the inter-tube junctions. We show that the metals

  3. The Rule of Law and Civil Disobedience: The Case behind King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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    Kaplan, Howard

    2013-01-01

    Fifty years ago, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." In exploring the story of the events behind the essay, and the Supreme Court case that resulted, "Walker v. Birmingham", 399 U.S. 307 (1967), educators will find a pedagogically powerful lens through which to review the seminal

  4. IRIS: University of Tennessee, Knoxville/Vanderbilt University Joint-Use Program. October 1988-December 1990. Final Performance Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phillips, Linda L.

    This report provides information about "IRIS," a one year interlibrary loan project between the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), and Vanderbilt University. IRIS, which was sponsored in part by a grant under Title II-D of the Higher Education Act, makes the Vanderbilt library's online catalog available for searching at the UTK Libraries,

  5. GRADUATE PROGRAM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Vanderbilt's graduate program in civil engineering has a longstanding record of excellence in

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    Simaan, Nabil

    GRADUATE PROGRAM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Vanderbilt's graduate program in civil engineering has materials. GRADUATE DEGREES The civil engineering graduate program offers three types of graduate degrees Graduate Program Assistant Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering karen.fuller@vanderbilt.edu VU

  6. Once again, Vanderbilt NICU in Nashville leads the way in nurses' emotional support.

    PubMed

    Ewing, Angel E; Carter, Brian S

    2004-01-01

    The year was 1994. A nurse named Andrew Todd in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center NICU was looking for information on why he felt so overwhelmed while caring for dying babies. He found nothing. At that time, nurses in the NICU did not really talk about using, remouing, or withholding life support to each other. Todd, without formal research training, decided to study his peers and ask them to talk about their fears, their heartaches, and their despair when caring for babies who were dying. With support from Vanderbilt ethicist Richard Zaner, PhD, Todd wrote a groundbreaking book called Journey of the Heart: Stories of grief as told by nurses in the NICU. Published in 1995 by the Vanderbilt University Press, this text, no longer in print, was the first to openly display the feelings of nurses caring for children for whom technological support might be futile. Todd paved the way for others to question the goals, successes, and failures of neonatal medicine. It is uncertain whether any formal change took place for the nurses at Vanderbilt after Todd's book. It seems he was a man before his time. Fast forward to 2004. Nurse Angel Ewing, Case Manager for the same Vanderbilt NICU, sees the need to support nurses who may be experiencing moral distress. And Vanderbilt is now home of Dr. Brian Carter, neonatologist and ethicist known for his work in perinatal ethics and palliative care. Together Ewing and Carter, neither of whom have ever met Andrew Todd, created an ongoing program to provide ethical and emotional support to those working in the NICU. Ewing and Carter describe their program here. PMID:15704595

  7. Buteux, S. (2006) "Thirty Years of Birmingham Archaeology: A Career in Ruins". Rosetta 1: 41-50 http://www.rosetta.bham.ac.uk/Issue_01/Buteux.htm

    E-print Network

    Miall, Chris

    2006-01-01

    Buteux, S. (2006) "Thirty Years of Birmingham Archaeology: A Career in Ruins". Rosetta 1: 41/Buteux.htm Thirty Years of Birmingham Archaeology: A Career in Ruins Simon Buteux University of Birmingham This year Birmingham Archaeology (BA) celebrated its 30th birthday. Somewhat alarmingly, I've been

  8. 2. Big Creek Road, worm fence and road at trailhead. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. Big Creek Road, worm fence and road at trailhead. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Big Creek Road, Between State Route 284 & Big Creek Campground, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  9. 2010-2011 PSYCHOLOGY PERSONNEL LIST email corrections to: jennifer.lass@vanderbilt.edu 9/24/2010 11:43 LAST NAME First Name Room Phone Email Category Supervisor

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    ARITA Jason 429 2-5593 jason.arita@vanderbilt.edu PSY-Student Woodman ARMSTRONG Tom 516 2-5595 thomas.d.cohen@vanderbilt.edu Staff Polyn COLLINS Christine 007 2-5132 christine.e.collins@vanderbilt.edu Res Asst Prof Kaas.a.fisher@Vanderbilt.Edu Staff Kaas/Collins FOLSTEIN Jonathan 403 2-8768 jonathan.r.folstein@vanderbilt.edu Postdoc Gauthier FOX

  10. J. Brian Bird Born in Birmingham, England in 1923, Brian Bird was a student at Cambridge

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    Fabry, Frederic

    J. Brian Bird Born in Birmingham, England in 1923, Brian Bird was a student at Cambridge University Arctic and the other on the Natural Landscapes of Canada. Brian Bird also played a key role Bay and spent much of his time there enjoying vegetable gardening. Brian Bird passed away on August 20

  11. Birmingham Public Schools' Infant Care Training Project: A Learning Center for Teenage Mothers.

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    Chambers, Dorothy; McDonald, Sara

    Established in 1989, the Birmingham (Alabama) Public Schools' Infant Care Training Project is an essential component of the Ensley Young Mothers' program, an alternative program for pregnant teenagers. Approximately 250 pregnant students aged 12 to 18 enroll voluntarily in the program each school year. Approximately 90 percent are economically

  12. Opportunistic Collaboration: Unlocking the Archives of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

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    Everitt, Sian

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: To review a small specialist repository's strategic and opportunistic approach to utilising collaborative regional and national digital initiatives to increase access. The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) Archives activity is evaluated to determine whether a project-based approach recognises and meets the needs of historians,

  13. Paul Hardin Kapp, currently based as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Birmingham, will

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    Birmingham, University of

    this new industrial revolution, what is the appropriate built form of the new ideas factory? The historic, will introduce his ongoing research about the particular innovation opportunities of post- industrial cities. UK's New Home for Innovation: Its Industrial Past: Ironbridge, Birmingham's JQ, and Sheffield

  14. Athena SWAN Bronze department award application Name of university: University of Birmingham

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    Birmingham, University of

    1 Athena SWAN Bronze department award application Name of university 2013 Date of university Bronze and/or Silver SWAN award: Bronze in November://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/biosciences/index.aspx Athena SWAN Bronze Department awards recognise that in addition to university

  15. The rhetorical construction of time in Martin Luther King, Jr.s letter from Birmingham jail

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ronald E. Lee

    1991-01-01

    This essay explores the rhetorical use of time in Martin Luther King, Jr.s Letter from Birmingham Jail and offers an explanation of the ideological heritage that temporally unifies the discourse. The essay describes the Letter's recent, historical, and spiritual time frames, accounts for the ideological purpose each serves, and explains on what ground they unite.

  16. The Rhetorical Construction of Time in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."

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    Lee, Ronald E.

    1991-01-01

    Explores the rhetorical use of time in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Offers an explanation of the ideological heritage that temporarily unifies the discourse. Describes the letter's recent, historical, and spiritual time frames, accounts for the ideological purpose each serves, and explains on what ground they unite. (SR)

  17. "I May Be Crackin', But Um Fackin": Racial Humor in "The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963"

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    McNair, Jonda C.

    2008-01-01

    This article examines the utilization of racial humor in Christopher Paul Curtis' novel, "The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963." The theoretical perspectives that inform the analysis include critical race theory and humor theory. The results of the analysis reveal that the use of humor in this book is influenced to a significant degree by race and

  18. Bringing "The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963" to the Middle School Classroom.

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    George, Marshall; Comer, Melissa

    1999-01-01

    Argues that Christopher Paul Curtis' 1996 book, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963," lends itself to a variety of instructional strategies and classroom uses for grades 5-8. Offers a brief synopsis of the book; notes positive teacher and student reactions; offers ideas for incorporating the book into content areas; discusses assessment; and

  19. Context, Complexity and Contestation: Birmingham's Agreed Syllabuses for Religious Education since the 1970s

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    Parker, Stephen G.; Freathy, Rob J. K.

    2011-01-01

    The present article offers an historical perspective on the 1975, 1995 and 2007 Birmingham Agreed Syllabuses for Religious Education. It draws upon historical evidence uncovered as part of "The hidden history of curriculum change in religious education in English schools, 1969-1979" project, and curriculum history theories, especially David

  20. Ethnic differences in patient perceptions of heart failure and treatment: the West Birmingham heart failure project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G Y H Lip; H Khan; A Bhatnagar; N Brahmabhatt; P Crook; M K Davies

    2004-01-01

    Objective: To investigate further the hypothesis that ethnic groups would have different levels of knowledge and perceptions of congestive heart failure (CHF) and treatments for this condition, a cross sectional survey was conducted of patients who were attending the heart failure clinics in two teaching hospitals of Birmingham, UK, that serve a multiethnic population.Methods: 103 patients with CHF (66 men,

  1. University of Birmingham Press Release (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST UNTIL 00:01 FRIDAY 25

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    25 JUNE) Alzheimer's trial finds no worthwhile benefit from most widely used drug A five-year study-prescribed drug, donepezil. The `AD2000' trial led by the University of Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit has is probably a waste of the scarce resources available for treatment of dementia. Despite doubts about

  2. The Barber Institute is located in south-west Birmingham, approximately three miles from the city

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    Birmingham, University of

    .barber.org.uk April ­ September 2012 #12;BARBER GIRL ON EUROPEAN ExchANGE WITh SWISS MISS Monet, Manet and Magritte,Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Hodgkin... WELcOME Above: Amedeo Modigliani, Standing Girl in a Black visiting Birmingham and the West Midlands. Small wonder that it has been described as `one of the finest

  3. Body copy Arial 11pt black University of Birmingham opportunities for SMEs

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    Birmingham, University of

    of Birmingham works with businesses of all sizes to help boost, not only the company's knowledge, but also that of the individual employees; with the overall aim of improving long term profitability. Our services to SMEs and admin, marketing - enable the company to access students over the summer or during term time as part

  4. A Robotic Road Sweeper

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Erwin Prassler; Dirk Schwammkrug; Bertram Rohrmoser; G. Schmidl

    2000-01-01

    The hardware and software design of a robotic road sweeper is presented. The basic vehicle used is the commercial road sweeper KMR 1200 manufactured by Alfred Karcher GmbH, Germany. This vehicle has been re-designed and augmented by mechanical and electronic components to allow automatic control of both the drive system and the cleaning system. The road sweeper has been further

  5. ROADS NEAR STREAMS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Roads are a source of auto related pollutants (e.g. gasoline, oil and other engine fluids). When roads are near streams, rain can wash these pollutants directly into the stream, harming both water and habitat quality. This metric measured the length of roads within 30 meters of a...

  6. FUTURE ROADS NEAR STREAMS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Roads are a source of auto related pollutants (e.g. gasoline, oil and other engine fluids). When roads are near streams, rain can wash these pollutants directly into the stream, harming both water and habitat quality. This metric measured the length of roads within 30 meters of a...

  7. Road Management Homepage

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The US Forest Service has launched this new Website on road management, in concert with the proposed new policy (announced March 2, 2000) to manage Forest Service roads. The policy would shift the emphasis "to maintenance and reconstruction of existing roads rather than on building new roads." One hundred ninety-two million acres of the National Forest System are roaded, totaling more than 380,000 miles of roads. However, for lack of funds, many roads are not well maintained, and among those that are, some are improperly constructed. Increasingly recognized as a critical issue among wildlife biologists and watershed ecologists, roads and poor road maintenance can "increase the risk of erosion, landslides, and slope failure, . . . allow for the entry of invasive plants and animals that threaten the health of native species, increase human-caused fire, disrupt habitat connectivity," and endanger the health of watersheds that provide drinking water "to millions of Americans and critical habitat for fish and wildlife." Additionally, the building of roads ultimately invites human presence and impact, leading to the eventual alteration and humanization of pristine areas. While the Website offers the (expected) Forest Service perspective, it also provides information on roads, including summary statistics; numerous documents (.pdf format) related to forest service roads; and links to associated sites, including the Roadless Initiative. Those interested in commenting on the proposed policy may do so at the Website.

  8. S U M M E R 2 0 1 1 VanderbiltMedicine

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    to therapy for heart failure 30 :: :: 'Croonlighters' mix music and medicine 12 # Country music stars VanderbiltMedicine Croonlighting 12 Students and faculty find the right mix of music and medicine Perfect's benign brain tumor unlocks lyrics Music's Healing Power 28 Music helps the medicine go down Tornado! 34

  9. An Examination of Differential Item Functioning on the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education

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    Polikoff, Morgan S.; May, Henry; Porter, Andrew C.; Elliott, Stephen N.; Goldring, Ellen; Murphy, Joseph

    2009-01-01

    The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education is a 360-degree assessment of the effectiveness of principals' learning-centered leadership behaviors. In this report, we present results from a differential item functioning (DIF) study of the assessment. Using data from a national field trial, we searched for evidence of DIF on school level,

  10. From His Dorm Room, a Vanderbilt Junior Becomes a Force Against Internet Regulation.

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    Young, Jeffrey R.

    1997-01-01

    A Vanderbilt University (Tennessee) junior has organized 500 young people into a group, Peacefire, that opposes public schools' and libraries' use of software to block access to some sexually explicit portions of the Internet. He feels the software is too restrictive, also blocking access to important sources of information about women's issues,

  11. Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

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    Paulsson, Johan

    Vanderbilt Hall Athletic Facility Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) Name (print _____________________ Regular physical activity is fun and healthy, and increasingly more people are starting to become more with their doctor before they start becoming much more physically active. If you are planning to become much more

  12. MODALITY INDEPENDENT ELASTOGRAPHY Michael I. Miga, Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Nashville, TN

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    Miga, Michael I.

    .e. the similarity between images is maximized, the process has converged and an elasticity image is created. Figure Engineering, Nashville, TN Email: Michael.I.Miga@vanderbilt.edu Introduction: Alternative imaging modalities.) of tissue have become of great interest to the medical imaging community. The clinical goal is to develop

  13. Vanderbilt study finds eating cruciferous vegetables may improve breast cancer survival

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    A study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention investigators reveals that breast cancer survivors who eat more cruciferous vegetables may have improved survival. The study of women in China was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Chicago.

  14. Vanderbilt Lactation Room Locations Floor Room 8016 (on right, door is labeled

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    Simaan, Nabil

    Vanderbilt Lactation Room Locations 8 th Floor ­ Room 8016 (on right, door is labeled "lactation Critical Care Tower) room 10600DA (Staff Lactation Rooms) Access with badge (3 rooms available) Chair ­ Room 6016 (in open hall on right before patient rooms, door is labeled "lactation") First come, first

  15. BY FERNANDO F. SEGOVIA Professor of New Testament and early Christianity, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    BY FERNANDO F. SEGOVIA Professor of New Testament and early Christianity, Vanderbilt University and constitution of Christianity. This shift is often characterized as "the globalization of Christianity" and its end result as "Global Christianity." Its ramications for Christianity in general have already proved

  16. At the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, we place upon ourselves the responsibility of developing

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    Sarkar, Nilanjan

    and is difficult to remediate beyond the primary grades. When children fail at early literacy experiences Continued on page 3 Number 16 Spring 2007 Vanderbilt University Autism Exhibit and Autism and the Arts and Disabilities 4 9 11TRIAD--Autism Research National Early Intervention Clinical Trial 5 Continued on page 2

  17. V A N D E R B I L T U N I V E R S I T Y M E D I C A L C E N T E R www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/houseorgan September 2011

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    Palmeri, Thomas

    .mc.vanderbilt.edu/houseorgan September 2011 HOUSE ORGANHOUSE ORGAN Vanderbilt pediatrician and amateur astronomer Donna Hummell, M.D. #12 Howell Designer: Keith Wood, Vanderbilt University Creative Services © 2011 2 HOUSE ORGAN Photography

  18. Temporal association between hospital admissions for asthma in Birmingham and ambient levels of sulphur dioxide and smoke

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S Walters; R K Griffiths; J G Ayres

    1994-01-01

    BACKGROUND--A study was performed to determine whether daily and weekly variations in the levels of smoke and sulphur dioxide (SO2) in Birmingham are related to hospital admissions for asthma and acute respiratory diseases. METHODS--Daily numbers of hospital admissions for asthma (ICD code 493) and acute respiratory conditions (ICD 466, 480-486, 490-496) for residents of Birmingham between 1988 and 1990 were

  19. Research from UCLA and Vanderbilt shows that new melanoma drug nearly doubles survival in majority of patients

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    Investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, UCLA and 11 other centers in the United States and Australia have found that a new drug for patients with metastatic melanoma nearly doubled median overall survival

  20. Careers in medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine: an innovative approach to specialty exploration and selection.

    PubMed

    Sweeney, Kyle R; Fritz, Ryan A; Rodgers, Scott M

    2012-07-01

    Research on resident attrition rates suggests that medical students would benefit from more comprehensive career advising programs during medical school. Responding to this need, students and administrators at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Vanderbilt) introduced a broad Careers in Medicine (CiM) program in 2005 to complement the CiM resources offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this article, the authors detail the Vanderbilt CiM program's four core components: career-related events, an elective course, specialty interest groups, and career advising. The authors discuss the program's implementation and its student-led organizational structure, and they provide a critical assessment of important lessons learned. Using data from internal satisfaction surveys and the AAMC's Medical School Graduation Questionnaire (GQ), they demonstrate the success of Vanderbilt's career counseling efforts. According to recent GQ data, Vanderbilt ranks above the U.S. medical school average on graduating students' ratings of overall satisfaction with career services and of the usefulness of key programming. The authors present this description of the Vanderbilt CiM model as a framework for other medical schools to consider adopting or adapting as they explore options for expanding their own career counseling services. PMID:22622212

  1. First results from the BOXING (Birmingham-OCIW XMM and IMACS Nearby Groups) project.

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    Miles, T. A.; Raychaudhury, S.; Mulchaey, J. S.

    2004-12-01

    We present the first results from the BOXING (Birmingham-OCIW XMM and IMACS Nearby Groups) project, a collaboration between the Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington (OCIW) and the University of Birmingham U.K. to study a sample of 25 galaxy groups (z 0.06) by means of optical photometry and spectroscopy (du Pont 2.5m; IMACS/Magellan) combined with x-ray observations (XMM). The combination of x-ray with optical data allows us to study the nature of the relationship between the properties of the groups and the galaxies that they contain. In this preliminary study, we present optical luminosity functions, which shows bimodal behavior in the poorer systems, interpreted as result of rapid merging. We also examine the dependence of galaxy morphology on local environment. Once spectroscopic observations are completed, we will be able to study velocity dispersions, star formation and nuclear activity in individual galaxies.

  2. Study on Road Recognition Algorithm

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liu Jia; Li Zheying; Chen Tingting

    2007-01-01

    Two algorithms have been used based on different road condition. The algorithms improve real-time character and accuracy. For the road with middle line, the paper introduces an improved algorithm to get the road line. The method improves the veracity and efficiency of the system. For the road without middle line, the road recognition algorithm is composed of two modules. The

  3. Recycled rubber roads

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    Not Available

    1989-02-01

    The paper describes several innovative approaches for recycling old tires in the construction of roads. In one, 18 inches of shredded tire chips (2 X 2 inches) were used on top of 6-8 inches of small stone to construct a road across a sanitary landfill. No compacting or linders were needed. In another application, sidewall mats linked together with steel strapping were used as a sub-base for a road across a swampy area. A third application uses 1/2 inch bits of groundup rubber tires as a replacement for aggregate in an asphalt road base.

  4. Blood lead concentrations in pre-school children in Birmingham1

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    Archer, A; Giltrow, J P; Waldron, H A

    1980-01-01

    A survey has been undertaken of the distribution of blood lead concentrations in pre-school children attending nursery schools or day centres in Birmingham. The majority of levels in excess of 1.65 ?mol/1 were found in children of Asian origin. It is thought likely that the high blood lead concentration seen in these children is related to nutritional rather than environmental factors. PMID:7241457

  5. Race, consanguinity and social features in Birmingham babies: a basis for prospective study

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    S Bundey; H Alam; A Kaur; S Mir; R J Lancashire

    1990-01-01

    STUDY OBJECTIVE--The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of consanguinity on children's health. DESIGN--The study is a prospective survey from birth to five years of a cohort of babies born in a multiracial community. This report details the initial findings on consanguinity. SETTING--Participating families live predominantly in three health districts of Birmingham, and were recruited in three

  6. One Laptop per Child Birmingham: Case Study of a Radical Experiment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mark Warschauer; Shelia R. Cotten; Morgan G. Ames

    2011-01-01

    The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program has sought to transform education by developing and distributing to low-income children around the world an inexpensive computer with an innovative interface and applications. This article investigates the implementation of OLPC in Birmingham, Alabama, where some 15,000 of the group's XO laptops were distributed to all first- through fifth-grade public school students and

  7. 7. LASSEN PARK ROAD BRIDGE AT SULFUR WORKS. NOTE ROAD ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    7. LASSEN PARK ROAD BRIDGE AT SULFUR WORKS. NOTE ROAD TRAVERSING DISTANT RIDGE BEYOND BRIDGE. SEEN FROM WEST OF HIGHWAY FROM OLD HIGHWAY LOOP. LOOKING E. - Lassen Park Road, Mineral, Tehama County, CA

  8. MyHealthAtVanderbilt: policies and procedures governing patient portal functionality

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    Rosenbloom, S Trent; Stenner, Shane P; Anders, Shilo; Muse, Sue; Johnson, Kevin B; Jirjis, Jim; Jackson, Gretchen Purcell

    2011-01-01

    Explicit guidelines are needed to develop safe and effective patient portals. This paper proposes general principles, policies, and procedures for patient portal functionality based on MyHealthAtVanderbilt (MHAV), a robust portal for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We describe policies and procedures designed to govern popular portal functions, address common user concerns, and support adoption. We present the results of our approach as overall and function-specific usage data. Five years after implementation, MHAV has over 129?800 users; 45% have used bi-directional messaging; 52% have viewed test results and 45% have viewed other medical record data; 30% have accessed health education materials; 39% have scheduled appointments; and 29% have managed a medical bill. Our policies and procedures have supported widespread adoption and use of MHAV. We believe other healthcare organizations could employ our general guidelines and lessons learned to facilitate portal implementation and usage. PMID:21807648

  9. The Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program: part 1: Growing and supporting professional nursing practice.

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    Robinson, Karen; Eck, Carol; Keck, Becky; Wells, Nancy

    2003-09-01

    Professional practice programs are designed to attract, retain, and reward nurses. This three-part series will describe Vanderbilt's performance-based career advancement system, the Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program (VPNPP). Part 1 outlines the overall program's foundation, philosophical background, and basic structure. The VPNPP is built upon Benner's work, distinguishing among four levels of practice: novice, competent, proficient, and expert. Work by many in the organization identified the expected behaviors for nurses at each level, which were then used to develop clear process evaluation criteria. Part 2 will examine the performance measurement and evaluation system created to support the program. The process of advancing within the program will be described in part 3. PMID:14501560

  10. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers identify six breast cancer subtypes:

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    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified six subtypes of an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer, called triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). In the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cancer Center Director Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., and colleagues describe the molecular features of these six distinct subtypes and identify chemotherapies to which the different subtypes respond in cultured cells and animal tumor models.

  11. Vanderbilt study finds diverse genetic alterations in triple-negative breast cancers

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    Most triple-negative breast cancer patients who were treated with chemotherapy to shrink the tumor prior to surgery still had multiple genetic mutations in their tumor cells, according to a study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators. Finding multiple mutations instead of just one primary mutation that can be targeted for therapy sheds more light on the challenges of treating triple-negative breast cancer.

  12. Building global health through a center-without-walls: the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

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    Sten H. Vermund; Vikrant V. Sahasrabuddhe; Sheetal Khedkar; Yujiang Jia; Carol Etherington; Alfredo Vergara

    2008-01-01

    The Institute for Global Health at Vanderbilt enables the expansion and coordination of global health research, service, and training, reflecting the university's commitment to improve health services and outcomes in resource-limited settings. Global health encompasses both prevention via public health and treatment via medical care, all nested within a broader community-development context. This has fostered university-wide collaborations to address education,

  13. Technical scale and high-level detail: Vanderbilt's award-winning Eskind Biomedical Library.

    PubMed Central

    Hodges, T M

    1995-01-01

    With its opening in March 1994, the Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, launched a new era at the university's medical center. The new building is the culmination of much effort, involving the time and talents of many dedicated individuals. Because of its advanced technological features and its modernistic design, the building might be regarded as a model library for the twenty-first century. Images PMID:7581191

  14. Vanderbilt-led team identifies new breast cancer gene expression pattern

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    A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isnt effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer. Other investigators in the study include researchers from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, UK; the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; and the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplsicas (INEN) in Lima, Per.

  15. Understanding road signs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary Bazire; Charles Tijus

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we propose a three levels framework that allows accounting for the understanding of road signs. We consider that a road sign is (1) the iconic transcription of (2) a legal message about categories that is displayed and has to be interpreted (3) in context. Whereas categorization is the basic process that determines decision-making, results of two experiments

  16. Silk Road Seattle

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Silk Road Seattle is a "collaborative public education project using the 'Silk Road' theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A.D.) to the Sixteenth Century." The Silk Road is a term understood to have been the overland trade route from China to the Mediterranean, opened first in the 2nd century and coming to an end between the 15th and 17th centuries. Traditional discussions of the Silk Road, however, recognize that there were branches that went into South Asia, or extended from Central Asia north of the Caspian Sea to the Black Sea. Sponsored primarily by the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington and directed by Professors Daniel C. Waugh, Joel Walker, and Cynthea Bogel, this Web site contains a vast range of Silk Road materials. These materials include a list of texts that may be used in teaching and learning about the Silk Road, a section on cities and architecture along the Silk Road, information on traditional culture in Central Asia, a page of teaching and learning guides that list and annotate Silk Road materials, and a virtual art exhibit. This site is still in a constructive stage; therefore, every link is not yet accessible. In short, this site may be of value for a range of audiences, including school children, teachers, college and graduate students, and independent adult learners.

  17. End of the road?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Cronenberg

    1986-01-01

    I n Crash, David Cronenberg negotiates our ambivalent attitudes toward death and de- struction on the roads, as well as the attractions of car crashes, using the car and the architecture of contemporary road systems as symbols of the convergence between humanity's unconscious desires and its technological artifacts. Cronenberg's film, like Ballard's novel, is an exploration of the ambiguous fascination

  18. The building and sustaining of a health care partnership: the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance.

    PubMed

    Chatman, Vera Stevens; Buford, Juanita F; Plant, Brynne

    2003-11-01

    The ability of academic health centers (AHCs) to maintain their financial viability and mission in the face of revolutionary changes was broadly discussed during the last decade. Among the suggestions for protecting the future of AHCs was to form strategic alliances to further the missions of education, research, and service. Although the evidence indicates that 55% of strategic alliances fall apart after three years, the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance is now beginning its fifth year, and it appears to be growing stronger. This article presents a brief overview of the evolving historical relationship between Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center-two institutions that share the same fundamental missions but have very different traditions, cultures, resources, and emphases for medical training-and their relationship with Metropolitan General Hospital at Meharry, a public hospital. The characteristics that have distinguished this strategic alliance are its organizational structure, clearly articulated and measurable objectives, an independent central office, and a shared responsibility for the management and provision of clinical services at Nashville General Hospital. The belief that the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance is the "right thing to do" has provided a foundation for cooperation at all levels of both AHCs. PMID:14604868

  19. Building learning communities: evolution of the colleges at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

    PubMed

    Fleming, Amy; Cutrer, William; Moutsios, Sandi; Heavrin, Benjamin; Pilla, Michael; Eichbaum, Quentin; Rodgers, Scott

    2013-09-01

    Learning communities, which are an emerging trend in medical education, create a foundation for professional and academic development through the establishment of longitudinal relationships between students and faculty. In this article, the authors describe the robust learning community system at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which encompasses wellness, career planning, professional development, and academics.The Vanderbilt Advisory Colleges Program introduced in 2006 initially focused on two goals: promoting wellness and providing career advising. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the focus of the colleges expanded to incorporate an enhanced level of personal career advising and an academic component. In the four-year College Colloquium course, faculty selected as college mentors teach the medical humanities and lead sessions dedicated to student professional development in the areas of leadership, research, and service-learning. This academic and professional development program builds on the existing strengths of the colleges and has transformed the colleges into learning communities.The authors reflect on lessons learned and discuss future plans. They report that internal data and data from the Association of American Medical Colleges Medical School Graduation Questionnaire support consistently high and increasing satisfaction among Vanderbilt medical students, across the metrics of personal counseling, faculty mentoring, and career planning. PMID:23887019

  20. PIELD HEATH ROAD NORTH LOOP ROAD

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    PIELD HEATH ROAD Heinz Wol Halsbury Hamilton Centre Bannerman Centre John Crank Bragg Michael Entrance Main Reception and Security 121108 133238 Isambard Complex A. North B. Meadow C. Michael Bevis D Kilmorey Hall 10 Lacy Hall 11 St Margarets Hall 12 Faraday Complex Lancaster Complex 18 Gordon Hall Zone

  1. Modeling and analyzing land use and land cover change in Metropolitan Birmingham Area using Landsat TM, OLI data

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    Jing, Xuehan

    The Birmingham Metropolitan Area experienced land use land cover (LULC) change over the last three decades, such as the development of urban area, the development of transportation system, deforestation, and rise of population. The main purpose of the thesis is to model and analyze the LULC change through last three decades in Birmingham area, and also simulate the LULC in next three decades. Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) and Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI) data from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is used for investigating the LULC in Birmingham area. Supervised Classification is used; the maximum overall accuracy is 86.33%. Drivers such as transportation, topographic measures, population and income, location measures are analyzed. Remote sensing indices are also derived from Landsat data, such as NDVI, NDBI, MNDWI, and LST. Pearson's Correlation test is run among the LULC proportion, drivers within counties and census tracts. Finally, the cellular automation model SLEUTH is used to simulate the future pattern of LULC. The results shows the Birmingham experienced a significant LULC change in last three decades. Transportation and slope are two main factors in terms of LULC change. In summary, the thesis completes a systematic LULC classification in Birmingham area in last three decades, and uses different methods to model and analyze LULC and eventually simulate the LULC pattern in next three decades.

  2. Corrugation of roads

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Both, Joseph A.; Hong, Daniel C.; Kurtze, Douglas A.

    2001-12-01

    We present a one dimensional model for the development of corrugations in roads subjected to compressive forces from a flux of cars. The cars are modeled as damped harmonic oscillators translating with constant horizontal velocity across the surface, and the road surface is subject to diffusive relaxation. We derive dimensionless coupled equations of motion for the positions of the cars and the road surface H( x, t), which contain two phenomenological variables: an effective diffusion constant ?( H) that characterizes the relaxation of the road surface, and a function a( H) that characterizes the plasticity or erodibility of the road bed. Linear stability analysis shows that corrugations grow if the speed of the cars exceeds a critical value, which decreases if the flux of cars is increased. Modifying the model to enforce the simple fact that the normal force exerted by the road can never be negative seems to lead to restabilized, quasi-steady road shapes, in which the corrugation amplitude and phase velocity remain fixed.

  3. 14. VIEW OF NORTHSOUTH ROAD WHICH PARALLELS ROAD TO HATCH ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    14. VIEW OF NORTH-SOUTH ROAD WHICH PARALLELS ROAD TO HATCH ADIT (FEATURE B-28). NOTE MODERN 'LAY DOWN' FENCE ON ROAD. ROAD LIES TO THE WEST OF THE HATCH ADIT AND PHOTOGRAPH IS VIEW TO THE SOUTH. (OCTOBER, 1995) - Nevada Lucky Tiger Mill & Mine, East slope of Buckskin Mountain, Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, NV

  4. Ice Roads: Steiner Trees

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    Tim Bell

    1998-01-01

    In this outdoor activity, learners use pegs (like tent pegs) and string or elastic to simulate drill sites and roads in Northern Canada. Learners are challenged with figuring out how to connect the roads to all the drill sites while keeping the total road length to a minimum. They'll discover that intersections or "Steiner" points provide efficiency between points within a network. Use this activity to introduce learners to computer science themes including Steiner trees, algorithms, and NP-complete problems. Variations, extensions, background information, and solutions are included in the PDF.

  5. SPi eVanderbilt University Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion, and Oberlin Graduate School of Theology VOLUME 27, NUMBER 1

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    and service marks of Vanderbilt University. © 2008 Vanderbilt University T h e SPi e F e a t u r e s 9 photographed by Daniel Dubois "I began painting in 1991 after my mother's death. I am self- taught and merely

  6. Version 3.0 17/05/2012 University of Birmingham 2012 GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF COMPUTING AND NETWORK FACILITIES

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    AND NETWORK FACILITIES #12;University of Birmingham General Conditions of Use of Computing and NetworkVersion 3.0 17/05/2012 © University of Birmingham 2012 GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF COMPUTING ...............................................................6 5. Security of Computer Information

  7. Early Indians Use Jones Valley. (Reading for "The South: Birmingham Case Study and the South as a Region". Grade Five (Unit IV) Project Social Studies.)

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    Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.

    Readings designed to accompany Unit IV, (ED 069 562) which is intended for fifth grade students, describe the Birmingham region from 1812 to 1872. Nine themes in the study illustrate settlement in the valley, early growth in Birmingham, and the changing use of the area in terms of different perceptions of natural resources. Technical advancement

  8. The Integration of Cultural and Creative Industries into Local and Regional Development Strategies in Birmingham and Marseille: Towards an Inclusive and Collaborative Governance?

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    Lauren Andres; Caroline Chapain

    2012-01-01

    Andres L. and Chapain C. The integration of cultural and creative industries into local and regional development strategies in Birmingham and Marseille: towards an inclusive and collaborative governance?, Regional Studies. This paper explores the nature of the integration mechanisms of cultural and creative industries (CCI) into local and regional strategies and policies in Birmingham (UK) and Marseille (France) over the

  9. Rapid road repair vehicle

    DOEpatents

    Mara, Leo M. (Livermore, CA)

    1998-01-01

    Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find an the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was was heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past.

  10. Rapid road repair vehicle

    DOEpatents

    Mara, L.M.

    1998-05-05

    Disclosed is a rapid road repair vehicle capable of moving over a surface to be repaired at near normal posted traffic speeds to scan for and find at the high rate of speed, imperfections in the pavement surface, prepare the surface imperfection for repair by air pressure and vacuum cleaning, applying a correct amount of the correct patching material to effect the repair, smooth the resulting repaired surface, and catalog the location and quality of the repairs for maintenance records of the road surface. The rapid road repair vehicle can repair surface imperfections at lower cost, improved quality, at a higher rate of speed than was not heretofor possible, with significantly reduced exposure to safety and health hazards associated with this kind of road repair activities in the past. 2 figs.

  11. Weather and Road Management

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-14

    Anticipating and dealing with weather and the hazards it creates is a real challenge for those in departments of transportation. This module gives road and highway managers a basic understanding of meteorology and weather hazards so that they can better interpret weather forecast information used to make road management decisions. The module also highlights web-based forecast products available from the National Weather Service that can help in the decision-making process.

  12. RoadRunner Robot

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The RoadRunner comes packed with features offered at low cost. The robot has been meticulously engineered to be an ideal platform for both education and research. The RoadRunner comes with a state-of-the-art controller board packed with features including, but not limited to, the capability of wireless communication. This board, along with the RoadRunner's solid mechanical design, makes it an ideal choice for a variety of science, programming, and engineering applications. The purpose of this kit is to promote a learning environment conducive to understanding the basic concepts of robotics. These fundamentals include how robots are used, what they are used for, and how they can be beneficial in everyday life. In this particular case, the RoadRunner is intended to teach students the basics of micro-controllers, object-oriented programming, and the benefits of using external devices such as infrared sensors and wireless communication modules to allow the robot to perform complicated, but useful tasks. Wireless communication is especially helpful due to the fact that this capability allows individual robots to not only communicate with one another, but be remotely controlled by a base station as well. The RoadRunner is intended to act autonomously within an alien environment. However, when used in conjunction with other robots of its own kind, the RoadRunner is also able to collaborate movement, share data and, possibly, even program one another.

  13. Building Global Health Through a Center-Without-Walls: The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

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    Vermund, Sten H.; Sahasrabuddhe, Vikrant V.; Khedkar, Sheetal; Jia, Yujiang; Etherington, Carol; Vergara, Alfredo

    2008-01-01

    The Institute for Global Health at Vanderbilt enables the expansion and coordination of global health research, service, and training, reflecting the university's commitment to improve health services and outcomes in resource-limited settings. Global health encompasses both prevention via public health and treatment via medical care, all nested within a broader community-development context. This has fostered university-wide collaborations to address education, business/economics, engineering, nursing, and language training, among others. The institute is a natural facilitator for team building and has been especially helpful in organizing institutional responses to global health solicitations from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other funding agencies. This center-without-walls philosophy nurtures noncompetitive partnerships among and within departments and schools. With extramural support from the NIH and from endowment and developmental investments from the school of medicine, the institute funds new pilot projects to nurture global educational and research exchanges related to health and development. Vanderbilt's newest programs are a CDC-supported HIV/AIDS service initiative in Africa and an overseas research training program for health science graduate students and clinical fellows. New opportunities are available for Vanderbilt students, staff, and faculty to work abroad in partnership with international health projects through a number of Tennessee institutions now networked with the institute. A center-without-walls may be a model for institutions contemplating strategic investments to better organize service and teaching opportunities abroad, and to achieve greater successes in leveraging extramural support for overseas and domestic work focused on tropical medicine and global health. PMID:18303361

  14. Mineral magnetic measurements as a pollution proxy for canal sediments (Birmingham Canal Navigation Main Line).

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    Crosby, C J; Booth, C A; Appasamy, D; Fullen, M A; Farr, K

    2014-01-01

    The use of mineral magnetic measurements (XLF, XARM and saturation isothermal remanent magnetization (SIRM)) as a potential particle size - pollution proxy for sediment samples collected from the Birmingham Mainline canal (UK) is explored as an alternative means of monitoring pollution. Comparison of sediment-related analytical data by correlation analyses between each magnetic parameter and individual particle size classes (i.e. sand, silt and clay), and more discrete intervals within classes (e.g. fine sand or medium silt) are reported. XLF, XARM and SIRM parameters reveal few significant (p < .05; n = 60), weak (rs = .443), associations with clay content. Specific areas of historic anthropogenic activity are investigated and reveal improved correlations with )XLF vs. clay (r = .739, p < .001; n = 60), silt (r = -.612, p < .001; n = 60), and discrete fractions of sediment (r = .700-.868; p < .001). Comparison of mineral magnetic concentration and geochemistry are also reported with moderate to strong relationships between XLF, XARM, Fe, Pb and Co. Contrary to earlier research findings, the results for the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line indicate that magnetic measurements cannot always provide a predictable particle size proxy and it is only certain environments and/or specific settings that are appropriate for granulometric normalization by this technique. PMID:24600884

  15. View southeast across Providence Road (Route 6) showing a residence ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    View southeast across Providence Road (Route 6) showing a residence on the south side of the road - Brooklyn Green, North Green, South Green, & West Green, parts of Brown Road, Canterbury Road (Route 169), Hartford Road (Route 6), Hyde Road, Pomfret Road (Route 169), Prince Hill Road, Providence Road (Route 6), Wauregan Road (Routes 169 & 205), & Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, Windham County, CT

  16. View southwest along Hartford Road (Route 6) showing residences on ...

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    View southwest along Hartford Road (Route 6) showing residences on the north side of the road - Brooklyn Green, North Green, South Green, & West Green, parts of Brown Road, Canterbury Road (Route 169), Hartford Road (Route 6), Hyde Road, Pomfret Road (Route 169), Prince Hill Road, Providence Road (Route 6), Wauregan Road (Routes 169 & 205), & Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, Windham County, CT

  17. National Poultry Waste Management Symposium, Birmingham AL 28-30 October, 2002 AMMONIA LOSSES, EVALUATIONS AND SOLUTIONS FOR

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    Kentucky, University of

    National Poultry Waste Management Symposium, Birmingham AL 28-30 October, 2002 AMMONIA LOSSES projects toward current and upcoming agricultural and food problems. In FY 2001, the IFAFS waste management collecting data on ER or EF from selected U.S. poultry houses and the efficacy of certain management

  18. "A Creative Psalm of Brotherhood": The (De)Constructive Play in Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

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    Gaipa, Mark

    2007-01-01

    Scholars have celebrated the spoken word in King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," but they have overlooked the significance of the Letter's writing. In this essay I closely read King's act of writing the Letter, along with the figures of speech he employs in it, and I show how both--by enacting the mass media's ability to cross contexts--are

  19. Comparative receptor modelling study of airborne particulate pollutants in Birmingham (United Kingdom), Coimbra (Portugal) and Lahore (Pakistan)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roy M. Harrison; D. J. T. Smith; C. A. Piou; L. M. Castro

    1997-01-01

    Samples of airborne particulate matter have been collected in three cities in different parts of the world. In Birmingham, U.K. and Coimbra, Portugal, samples were of PM10 whilst in Lahore, Pakistan, total suspended particulates were collected. The samples have been analysed for a wide range of metallic constituents, black carbon and organic carbon, and the soluble ions, SO42?, NO-, Br-,

  20. Vacancy Advertising Terms Thank you for advertising your opportunities with the University of Birmingham Careers Network. We

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    Birmingham, University of

    Vacancy Advertising Terms Thank you for advertising your opportunities with the University of Birmingham Careers Network. We have created these terms to support you in advertising relevant opportunities or email recruiters@contacts.bham.ac.uk Please note by advertising with us you are agreeing to the below

  1. The 2007 Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education: a new direction for statutory religious education in England and Wales

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Philip Barnes

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this article is to introduce and summarise the main feature of the new Birmingham City Council Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2007), consider the relevance of its commitments and conclusions to ongoing debates within British religious education, and, finally, offer some kind of provisional assessment of its strengths and worth. By way of introduction, attention is given

  2. 06-21923/21980 Fundamentals/ICY: Databases The University of Birmingham Autumn Semester 2011 School of Computer Science

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    Reddy, Uday S.

    enrolment over the years. SELECT cid, ROUND(AVG(numbers)) FROM lecturing GROUP BY cid ORDER BY AVG06-21923/21980 Fundamentals/ICY: Databases The University of Birmingham Autumn Semester 2011 School for the same year in "lecturing". What is the reason for the repetition? SELECT cid, year FROM lecturing EXCEPT

  3. The programmes are developed and awarded by University of Birmingham, UK. www.simge.edu.sg Wong Xueying

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    Miall, Chris

    ManagementwithCommunications ·InternationalBusiness Full-time #12;CONTENTS Welcome Message 01 University of Birmingham 02 Message from CEO 04 is important to the British education system and we are happy to be able to provide with SIm." The University links with the financial and business communities. Our Advisory Board is made up of senior business

  4. 24. OLD TIOGA ROAD VIEW, NOW MAY LAKE ROAD , ...

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    24. OLD TIOGA ROAD VIEW, NOW MAY LAKE ROAD , AT SNOW FLAT. MOUNT HOFFMAN AT CENTER REAR. LOOKING NW. GIS: N-37 49 34.6 / W-119 29 58.2 - Tioga Road, Between Crane Flat & Tioga Pass, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  5. Confinement SPi eVanderbilt University Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion, and Oberlin Graduate School of Theology

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    faces for America's future,"Wallis is the author of eight books including the 2005 New York Times Divinity School announces the 106th Cole Lectures to be delivered by "A New Vision for American Politics@vanderbilt.edu _________________________________________ James Hudnut-Beumler, Dean and the Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious

  6. 3/14/12 Admin: Live Results 1/17https://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/elections/results/election?eid=51

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    ] anyone is better then matt 1 3.2% [Write In] 1 3.2% [Write In] jordan carson 1 3.2% #12;3/14/12 Admin://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/elections/results/election?eid=51 Candidate Name Votes Percent Ben Crane 159 55.2% Veronica Venezia 107 37.2% [Write In] 4 1

  7. The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt: An Innovative Research-Based Program for High School Students

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    Eeds, Angela; Vanags, Chris; Creamer, Jonathan; Loveless, Mary; Dixon, Amanda; Sperling, Harvey; McCombs, Glenn; Robinson, Doug; Shepherd, Virginia L.

    2014-01-01

    The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) is an innovative partnership program between a Research I private university and a large urban public school system. The SSMV was started in 2007 and currently has 101 students enrolled in the program, with a total of 60 students who have completed the 4-yr sequential program. Students attend

  8. Executive Function and Higher-Order Cognition: Assessment in J D Schall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

    E-print Network

    Schall, Jeffrey D.

    Executive Function and Higher-Order Cognition: Assessment in Animals J D Schall, Vanderbilt institu- tions with which researchers must be conversant and compliant. Studies of cognition of necessity of the animal to the conditioned stimulus can then be assessed by measur- ing the occurrence or magnitude

  9. Color Vision for Road Following

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jill D. Crisman; Charles E. Thorpe; Karl Kluge; Martial Hebert

    1990-01-01

    At Camegie Mellon University, we have two new vision systems for outdoor road follow- ing. The first system, called SCARF (Supervised Classification Applied to Road Following), is designed to be fast and robust when the vehicle is running in both sunshine and shadows under constant illumination. The second system, UNSCARF (UNSupervised Classification Applied to Road Following), is slower, but provides

  10. Voices along the Road

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Debra Woolley

    2010-01-01

    Voices along the Road is a collection of poems that explores the immigrant experience, detailing three worlds that forge a Caribbean-American voice. All three sections of the manuscript examine an identity that comes directly, almost solely, from her surroundings. In the tradition of Louise Bennett, the use of dialect aside, Section I attempts to comprehend a narrow Caribbean existence by

  11. Road-Cleaning Device

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    Roman, Harry T.

    2014-01-01

    Roadways are literally soaked with petrochemical byproducts, oils, gasoline, and other volatile substances that eventually run off into sewers and end up in rivers, waterways, and other undesirable places. Can the roads be cleaned of these wastes, with their proper disposal? Can vehicles, robots, or other devices be designed that could be driven

  12. The Digital Silk Road

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Norman Hardy; Eric Dean Tribble

    1993-01-01

    Existing and proposed mechanisms for digital money all require large overhead to transfer money between parties. This overhead makes them unsuitable for extremely low cost activities, such as delivering and routing packets. The digital silk road is a proposed money system with extremely low transaction cost built into the communication protocols. The money introduced by this system is much more

  13. On the Road

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    Collins, Mary Ellen

    2012-01-01

    Veteran development officers say the experience of visiting and traveling to different places or countries often feels like an endless cycle of getting lost, missing flights, and eating midnight dinners from hotel vending machines. Despite ongoing travel challenges, experienced road warriors have learned how to maximize their effectiveness,

  14. View southeast to Canterbury Road (Route 169) showing the Israel ...

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    View southeast to Canterbury Road (Route 169) showing the Israel Putnam Memorial - Brooklyn Green, North Green, South Green, & West Green, parts of Brown Road, Canterbury Road (Route 169), Hartford Road (Route 6), Hyde Road, Pomfret Road (Route 169), Prince Hill Road, Providence Road (Route 6), Wauregan Road (Routes 169 & 205), & Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn, Windham County, CT

  15. Clinical experience of clerks and dressers: a three-year study of Birmingham medical students.

    PubMed

    Lockwood, D N; Goldman, L H; McManus, I C

    1986-01-01

    A survey of the clinical experience of junior medical clerks and surgical dressers on their first clinical attachment in the Birmingham University Teaching Hospitals was organized by students over a three-year period. A typical clinical student had performed basic clinical procedures such as putting up a drip, doing an ECG, bladder catheterization and seen a wide range of other procedures. Most students felt involved in the work of the firm, had clerked routine admissions, and regularly attended the firm's emergency admission night. Consultants on most firms were felt to be concerned about student progress. Students attached to district general hospitals gained a wider range of clinical experience than those at established teaching hospitals. Student-run audit is a useful way of monitoring the clinical experience gained by medical students. PMID:3944819

  16. Strain partitioning and deformation mode analysis of the normal faults at Red Mountain, Birmingham, Alabama

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    Wu, Schuman

    1989-12-01

    In a low-temperature environment, the thin-section scale rock-deformation mode is primarily a function of confining pressure and total strain at geological strain rates. A deformation mode diagram is constructed from published experimental data by plotting the deformation mode on a graph of total strain versus the confining pressure. Four deformation modes are shown on the diagram: extensional fracturing, mesoscopic faulting, incipient faulting, and uniform flow. By determining the total strain and the deformation mode of a naturally deformed sample, the confining pressure and hence the depth at which the rock was deformed can be evaluated. The method is applied to normal faults exposed on the gently dipping southeast limb of the Birmingham anticlinorium in the Red Mountain expressway cut in Birmingham, Alabama. Samples of the Ordovician Chickamauga Limestone within and adjacent to the faults contain brittle structures, including mesoscopic faults and veins, and ductile deformation features including calcite twins, intergranular and transgranular pressure solution, and deformed burrows. During compaction, a vertical shortening of about 45 to 80% in shale is indicated by deformed burrows and relative compaction of shale to burrows, about 6% in limestone by stylolites. The normal faults formed after the Ordovician rocks were consolidated because the faults and associated veins truncate the deformed burrows and stylolites, which truncate the calcite cement. A total strain of 2.0% was caused by mesoscopic faults during normal faulting. A later homogenous deformation, indicated by the calcite twins in veins, cement and fossil fragments, has its major principal shortening strain in the dip direction at a low angle (about 22) to bedding. The strain magnitude is about 2.6%. By locating the observed data on the deformation mode diagram, it is found that the normal faulting characterized by brittle deformation occurred under low confining pressure (< 18 MPa) at shallow depth (< 800 m), and the homogenous horizontal compression characterized by uniform flow occurred under higher confining pressure (at least 60 MPa) at greater depth (> 2.5 km).

  17. [Supervising road safety in Peru].

    PubMed

    Sagstegui, Freddy

    2010-06-01

    In this article some problems in road safety are described, which have been detected by the Ombudsman of Peru, as part of its role of public administration supervisor, amongst these problems we mention: lack of and inadequate elaboration of the statistics on road traffic accidents, the inconsistency of the National Council for Road Security and the lack of responsibility of the local and regional governments reflected by the lack of application of the National Plan of Road Safety. Facing this, the Ombudsman suggests that the State develops a rigorous statistical system, strengthens the National Council of Road Safety and that the different sectors of the government develop the mentioned National Plan. PMID:21072479

  18. The impact of cost on the availability of fruits and vegetables in the homes of schoolchildren in Birmingham, Alabama. Measures of the Food Environment

    Cancer.gov

    Ard JD, Fitzpatrick S, Desmond RA, Sutton BS, Pisu M, Allison DB, Franklin F, Baskin ML. The impact of cost on the availability of fruits and vegetables in the homes of schoolchildren in Birmingham, Alabama.

  19. Fruit and vegetable pricing by demographic factors in the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area, 2004-2005. Measures of the Food Environment

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    Ard JD, Perumean-Chaney S, Desmond R, Sutton B, Cox TL, Butsch WS, Allison DB, Franklin F, Baskin ML. Fruit and vegetable pricing by demographic factors in the Birmingham, Alabama, metropolitan area, 2004-2005.

  20. SPi eVanderbilt University Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion, and Oberlin Graduate School of Theology VOLUME 27, NUMBER 2

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Enduring Chill: Remembering Flannery O'Connor" at the Mercy Lounge. (left) Vanderbilt University Chancellor and artistic director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, reads from the letters of O'Connor during "The

  1. Final report of the Department of Energy pilot internship program on radioactive waste at Vanderbilt University (September 1, 1993-08/31, 1994)

    SciTech Connect

    Frank Parker

    1999-08-31

    This final report summarizes Vanderbilt's ten year program in radioactive waste management. The report describes the interns selected for the program, the interns' course of study, and their assignments.

  2. Road Traffic Noise

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Beckenbauer, Thomas

    Road traffic is the most interfering noise source in developed countries. According to a publication of the European Union (EU) at the end of the twentieth century [1], about 40% of the population in 15 EU member states is exposed to road traffic noise at mean levels exceeding 55 dB(A). Nearly 80 million people, 20% of the population, are exposed to levels exceeding 65 dB(A) during daytime and more than 30% of the population is exposed to levels exceeding 55 dB(A) during night time. Such high noise levels cause health risks and social disorders (aggressiveness, protest, and helplessness), interference of communication and disturbance of sleep; the long- and short-term consequences cause adverse cardiovascular effects, detrimental hormonal responses (stress hormones), and possible disturbance of the human metabolism (nutrition) and the immune system. Even performance at work and school could be impaired.

  3. Tumbleweed Road: A novel

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Erin Trauth

    2010-01-01

    Tumbleweed Road is a novel that began as a short story in a fiction workshop many years ago. The novel is set in the contemporary American South and traces one tumultuous summer in the life of a 14-year-old girl named Carolina Wells. The plot of the story is as follows: Carolina, a 14-year-old girl from Crow, Florida, does not understand

  4. Vanderbilt develops new method that may allow personalized clinical trial for cancer therapies

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    A new tool to observe cell behavior has revealed surprising clues about how cancer cells respond to therapy and may offer a way to further refine personalized cancer treatments. The approach, developed by investigators at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, shows that erlotinib a targeted therapy that acts on a growth factor receptor mutated in some lung, brain and other cancers doesnt simply kill tumor cells as was previously assumed. The drug also causes some tumor cells to go into a non-dividing (quiescent) state or to slow down their rate of division. This variability in cell response to the drug may be involved in cancer recurrence and drug resistance, the authors suggest.

  5. Time-resolved electron beam energy spectrum diagnostics for Vanderbilt FEL

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    Feng, Bibo; Kozub, John A.; Gabella, William E.

    2002-06-01

    A fast electron energy spectrometer has been built using a photodiode array measuring the backward optical transition radiation from a thin film of aluminum. The resolution of the electron energy spectrometer is about 0.2% with a time resolution of 50 ns. The maximum energy spread that can be measured is 6.4%. We present the measurements of the time-resolved electron beam energy spectrum on the Mark III linear accelerator at Vanderbilt University, while lasing at different wavelengths and while not lasing. We also discuss the effects of different parameters, such as cathode heating, alpha magnet strength and RF phase, on the electron energy spectrum and optical spectrum. The diagnostics of time-resolved electron energy spectrum and time-resolved laser spectrum provide the technology to understand the physical process of the FEL interaction. Based on these diagnostics, the FEL facility can realize some special modes of operation, such as macropulse chirping and macropulse two color lasing.

  6. The Vanderbilt University fast track to IAIMS: transition from planning to implementation.

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    Stead, W W; Borden, R; Bourne, J; Giuse, D; Giuse, N; Harris, T R; Miller, R A; Olsen, A J

    1996-01-01

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is implementing an Integrated Advanced Information Management System (IAIMS) using a fast-track approach. The elapsed time between start-up and completion of implementation will be 7.5 years. The Start-Up and Planning phases of the project are complete. The Implementation phase asks one question: How does an organization create an environment that redirects and coordinates a variety of individual activities so that they come together to provide an IAIMS? Four answers to this question are being tested. First, design resources to be "scalable"--i.e., capable of supporting enterprise-wide use. Second, provide information technology planning activities as ongoing core functions that direct local efforts. Third, design core infrastructure resources to be both reusable and expandable at the local level. Fourth, use milestones to measure progress toward selected endpoints to permit early refinement of plans and strategies. PMID:8880678

  7. Sources and processes affecting concentrations of PM 10 and PM 2.5 particulate matter in Birmingham (U.K.)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert S. Appleby

    1997-01-01

    Hourly average concentrations of PM10 and PM2.5 have been measured simultaneously at a site within Birmingham U.K. between October 1994 and October 1995. Comparison of PM10 and NOx data with two other sites in the same city shows comparable summer and winter mean concentrations and highly significant inter-site correlations for both hourly and daily mean data. Over a four-month period

  8. Source, type and extent of inorganic contamination within the Birmingham urban aquifer system, UK

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    Ford, M.; Tellam, J. H.

    1994-04-01

    A survey of the inorganic quality of the groundwater of the Birmingham Triassic sandstone aquifer was carried out by sampling seventy 80-150 m deep industrial abstraction boreholes, 11 shallow monitoring piezometers, two submerged tunnels and two flooded industrial basements, and a set of trial pits. Borehole logging and historical data were also obtained. Given that the city of Birmingham is as long established as most industrial conurbations in the world, the degree of groundwater inorganic contamination as indicated by abstraction well samples is not excessive. Out of the 28 determinands measured, only NO -3 and Ba 2+ consistently approach and exceed their European Community Maximum Admissible Concentrations standards for drinking water and the barium is being supplied by the aquifer rather than having an anthropogenic source. However, a few abstraction boreholes have highly contaminated groundwaters, with for example milligram per litre levels of heavy metals. In addition, there is a correlation between land use and chemistry, with the highest salinity, sulphate, chloride, sodium, boron, and total heavy metal concentrations being associated with metal-working sites. High concentrations of heavy metals (and NH +4 are unexpected in the near-neutral pH Triassic sandstone groundwaters given the high sorption capacity of the sandstone: it is concluded that one reason for the occasionally high concentrations observed is the presence of very locialized high concentration recharge. Data from shallow piezometers confirm the considerable degree of heterogeneity in groundwater quality on a small scale the pollution is mainly from point sources. Sampling from piezometers, tunnels, and basements demonstrates that the groundwater concentrations at shallow depths are often much higher than the pumped water analyses suggest. However, nitrate groundwaters appear to vary much less with depth than other species, reflecting a longer history of supply and a wider range of sources. Geophysical logging and sampling of well columns, and other observations indicate that the intermittent pumping of abstraction wells results in the pumped water quality being biased towards the shallower, high concentrations groundwaters rather than being a uniform mixture from all screened depths. Historical data show various trends, and these can be related to local hydrogeology, land use, and abstraction history. Comparisons of organic and inorganic pollution show that distributions are very different, reflecting differences in physical transport processes, chemical interactions, and histories of chemical usage.

  9. 3/14/12 Admin: Live Results 1/7https://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/elections/results/election?eid=76

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    Bordenstein, Seth

    Brunelle 628 11.3% Morgan Franklin 438 7.9% Michael Floyd 433 7.8% Craig Wood 389 7.0% Jon Guzman 244 4/7https://studentorgs.vanderbilt.edu/elections/results/election?eid=76 [Write In] craig wood 4 0.1% [Write.0% [Write In] stuart rock 1 0.0% [Write In] joshua humphrey 1 0.0% [Write In] nicole rodriguez-fierro 1 0

  10. Maps and arterial roads.

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    O'Shea, Carolyn

    2013-06-01

    It can all look good on the map. The pathway seems clear. You have a system what can go wrong on the way from here to there? It is only when looking closely or when trying to work out why you are in the wrong place that the complexity becomes apparent, and the weaknesses inherent in the system obvious. The road that you planned to take is blocked by an accident, the side street which you then find as a way out is clogged by parked cars, and then everyone decides to use the bus lane to keep more lanes of traffic moving. PMID:23936939

  11. The road not taken*

    PubMed Central

    Messerle, Judith

    2001-01-01

    The annual Janet Doe Lecture was established in l966 to honor Janet Doe, emerita librarian of the New York Academy of Medicine. The lecture focuses on either the history or philosophy of health sciences librarianship. This lecture addresses three fundamental values of the field, highlighting basic beliefs of the profession that are at risk: privacy, intellectual property rights, and access to quality information. It calls upon readers to make the everyday choices required to keep the value system of health sciences librarianship in place. Robert Frost's poignant poem The Road Not Taken provides the metaphor for examining choices in an information economy. PMID:11209796

  12. A NIGHT-TIME ROAD VISIBILITY INDEX FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF RURAL ROAD NETWORKS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roland BRMOND; Hicham CHOUKOUR; Yannick GUILLARD

    Road visibility is used as a performance index by both road lighting and automobile lighting engineers. We propose a road network visibility index devoted to road operators, in order to assess the quality of their inter-urban networks in terms of night-time visibility. On rural roads at night (without public lighting), an object on the road is only visible to the

  13. [Diabetes and road safety].

    PubMed

    Mathieu, F; Bergeron, J; Dupuis, G; Ekoe, J M; Laberge-Nadeau, C

    1994-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to analyse the driving habits of a group of diabetic individuals, insulin and noninsulin treated, compared with the driving habits of an equivalent group of individuals in good health. Specific attention is given to the evaluation and management of stress related to driving. The analysis relies mainly upon the answers of 307 persons of both sex on a questionnaire regarding their driving habits and concerning twenty more or less risky behaviors. The diabetic subjects were sampled among the patients of an endocrinology clinic, and the pilot group (in good health) was gathered among the patients from the clinic of a general practitioner. The subjects were aged between 25 and 65. All were in possession of a driving licence and had a driving experience of over two years. The results show, on one hand, that the evaluation of stress related to a risky behavior is associated to the taking of risk at the wheel, and on the other hand, that compared with the other subjects in the study the diabetic subjects had a lesser tendency to taking risks in driving. The subjects avoided the behaviors they judged risky. Beside avoiding dangerous road behaviors, the latter brought special attention to food and relaxation needs and they showed a great alertness towards climatic and road conditions. Finally, they are especially careful in preventing and curing hypoglycaemic states. PMID:7843472

  14. Charing Cross Hospital Fulham Palace Road

    E-print Network

    Camden Town Chalk Farm Morrisons Road Station Lonsdale Road Barnes High Street Hampstead Road Marylebone.1.04 Route finder Route towards Bus stops 9 Aldwych 10 King's Cross 27 Chalk Farm Turnham Green 33 Fulwell 72

  15. Road Weather and Transportation Systems

    E-print Network

    Bertini, Robert L.

    Road Weather and Transportation Systems Rhonda Young, P.E., PhD Associate Professor Dept. of Civil & Arch. Engineering Portland State University April 18, 2014 #12;Engineering Perspective of Road Weather · How does weather impact transportation systems? · As engineers, is there anything we can do

  16. RTP AREA ROAD GRADE MEASUREMENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Grade data collection with GPS equipment is important because the load model component of the MEASURE model uses grade to predict the vehicle load. To date, data collection has been conducted for high priority roads and this task will include other roads not included in the firs...

  17. to DENMARK HILL Venetian Road

    E-print Network

    Applebaum, David

    &Emergency Venetian Road Bavent Road 10 10 Hambleden Wing Golden Jubilee Wing Denmark Wing: Accident & Emergency Guthrie Wing Ruskin Wing Cheyne Wing Pathology Block Bessemer Wing King's Day Nursery Normanby (visitor access via floor 2 at ) Day Surgery and Dental Institute, Arthur Levin Building Dental Institute

  18. Color Vision For Road Following

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Crisman, Jill D.; Thorpe, Charles E.

    1989-03-01

    At Carnegie Mellon University, we have two new vision systems for outdoor road following. The first system, called SCARF (Supervised Classification Applied to Road Following), is designed to be fast and robust when the vehicle is running in both sunshine and shadows under constant illumination. The second system, UNSCARF (UNSupervised Classification Applied to Road Following), is slower, but provides good results even if the sun is alternately covered by clouds or uncovered. SCARF incorporates our results from our previous experience with road tracking by supervised classification. It is an adaptive supervised classification scheme using color data from two cameras to form a new six dimensional color space. The road is localized by a Hough space technique. SCARF is specifically designed for fast implementation on the WARP supercomputer, an experimental parallel architecture developed at Carnegie Mellon. UNSCARF uses an unsupervised classification algorithm to group the pixels in the image into regions. The road is detected by finding the set of regions which, grouped together, best match the road shape. UNSCARF can be expanded easily to perform unsupervised classification on any number of features, and to use any combination of constraints to select the best combination of regions. The basic unsupervised classification segmentation will also have applications outside the realm of road following.

  19. V A N D E R B I L T U N I V E R S I T Y M E D I C A L C E N T E R www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/houseorgan December 2011/January 2012

    E-print Network

    Bordenstein, Seth

    .Wood@Vanderbilt.Edu. The paper used to print House Organ is recycled and recyclable. Vanderbilt University is an equal issue. This issue is the December 2011-January 2012 issue. House Organ is 30. In this print edition, you.mc.vanderbilt.edu/houseorgan December 2011/January 2012 HOUSE ORGANHOUSE ORGAN Happy Holidays Art by Allison Rogers, age 12 #12;2 HOUSE

  20. Road safety performance indicators for the interurban road network.

    PubMed

    Yannis, George; Weijermars, Wendy; Gitelman, Victoria; Vis, Martijn; Chaziris, Antonis; Papadimitriou, Eleonora; Azevedo, Carlos Lima

    2013-11-01

    Various road safety performance indicators (SPIs) have been proposed for different road safety research areas, mainly as regards driver behaviour (e.g. seat belt use, alcohol, drugs, etc.) and vehicles (e.g. passive safety); however, no SPIs for the road network and design have been developed. The objective of this research is the development of an SPI for the road network, to be used as a benchmark for cross-region comparisons. The developed SPI essentially makes a comparison of the existing road network to the theoretically required one, defined as one which meets some minimum requirements with respect to road safety. This paper presents a theoretical concept for the determination of this SPI as well as a translation of this theory into a practical method. Also, the method is applied in a number of pilot countries namely the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece and Israel. The results show that the SPI could be efficiently calculated in all countries, despite some differences in the data sources. In general, the calculated overall SPI scores were realistic and ranged from 81 to 94%, with the exception of Greece where the SPI was relatively lower (67%). However, the SPI should be considered as a first attempt to determine the safety level of the road network. The proposed method has some limitations and could be further improved. The paper presents directions for further research to further develop the SPI. PMID:23268762

  1. Silk Roads or Steppe Roads? The Silk Roads in World History.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Christian, David

    2000-01-01

    Explores the prehistory of the Silk Roads, reexamines their structure and history in the classical era, and explores shifts in their geography in the last one thousand years. Explains that a revised understanding of the Silk Roads demonstrates how the Afro-Eurasian land mass has been linked by networks of exchange since the Bronze Age. (CMK)

  2. Initiation of a Nuclear Research Program at Fisk University in Cooperation with the Nuclear Physics Group at Vanderbilt University, August 15, 1997 - January 14, 2000

    SciTech Connect

    Collins, W.E.; Hamilton, J.H.

    2002-10-01

    Carrying a spirit of a long history of cooperation in physics education and research between Fisk University and Vanderbilt University, the Nuclear Research Program in the Department of Physics at Fisk University was proposed in 1996 in cooperation with the Nuclear Physics Group at Vanderbilt University. An initial NRP program was commissioned in 1997 with the financial support from DOE. The program offers a great opportunity for students and faculty at Fisk University to directly access experimental nuclear data and analyzing facilities within the Nuclear Physics Group at Vanderbilt University for a quick start. During the program Fisk Faculty and students (along with the colleagues at Vanderbilt University) have achieved progress in a few areas. We have (a) established an in-house nuclear data processing and analysis program at Fisk University, (b) conducted hands-on nuclear physics experiments for a Fisk undergraduate student at Vanderbilt University, (c) participated in the UNIRIB research with radioactive ion beam and Recoil Mass Spectrometer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and (d) studied {sup 252}Cf spontaneous fission and in-beam nuclear reactions for exotic nuclei. Additionally, this work has produced publication in conference proceedings as well as referred journals. [2-7].

  3. Humanities on the Road

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The goal of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council is to encourage lifelong learning, and one way they accomplish this goal is by sponsoring the Humanities on the Road. The show is an "arts and culture-themed television series showcas[ing] humanities presentations at cultural sites across Pennsylvania." The accompanying website provides visitors access to the episodes of the series, along with text about the content of each show. Visitors should check out the episode "May I Have the Pleasure of This Dance?", which was filmed at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. A couple dances their way through history through waltzes, tangos, ragtime, and more. The "Behind the Scenes" tab near the top of the page offers visitors a glimpse into the world of the crew of the show, including interviews with the host, the series producer, the production assistant, and others.

  4. 12. Cades Cove Road, view toward entrance with ruts in ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    12. Cades Cove Road, view toward entrance with ruts in road. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  5. 5. Ford near western end of road looking NNW. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    5. Ford near western end of road looking NNW. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Heintooga Round Bottom Road & Balsam Mountain Road, Between Blue Ridge Parkway & Big Cove Road, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  6. 1. Entrance to Heintooga Round Bottom Road and sign looking ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    1. Entrance to Heintooga Round Bottom Road and sign looking N. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Heintooga Round Bottom Road & Balsam Mountain Road, Between Blue Ridge Parkway & Big Cove Road, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  7. 4. General view of road with grey birch trees looking ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    4. General view of road with grey birch trees looking E. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Heintooga Round Bottom Road & Balsam Mountain Road, Between Blue Ridge Parkway & Big Cove Road, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  8. 2. General Road view looking SW. Great Smoky Mountains ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. General Road view looking SW. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Heintooga Round Bottom Road & Balsam Mountain Road, Between Blue Ridge Parkway & Big Cove Road, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  9. Slipperiness on roads - an expert system classification

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Norrman, Jonas

    2000-03-01

    A method for classifying different types of slipperiness on roads in Sweden is described. Using this method it is possible to survey road conditions in different areas and between different years to optimise winter road maintenance. Winter road maintenance in Sweden is generally undertaken by the national road administration to improve winter-time road conditions, thereby keeping up the traffic flow and decreasing the accident rate. As a number of different types of slipperiness may develop on roads in winter, each due to a specific set of meteorological variables, maintenance work can be a complicated task. With the proposed classification method it becomes easier for the winter maintenance personnel to analyse information on road conditions and survey the distribution of road slipperiness in a region. The classification is performed with an expert system using meteorological data from the Swedish Road Weather Information System. The road condition is classified as good or as one out of ten different types of slipperiness on roads. Road conditions during three different winter periods are analysed. The results show that variations in climate produce substantial differences in annual road condition characteristics. The output from the expert system classifying road slipperiness is compared with recorded winter road maintenance reports. Maintenance action took place on 49% of all occasions when road conditions were classified as slippery.

  10. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's & Gilda's Club Nashville: Songs from the Heart.

    PubMed

    Tinker, Cindy

    2013-01-01

    Songs from the Heart is an annual palliative care and outreach/support project done in partnership with the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Henry Joyce Cancer Clinic and Gilda's Club Nashville. It is a two-evening songwriters' workshop and concert that gives cancer survivors, family members and healthcare professionals the opportunity to tell their story about cancer through the art of music in a safe therapeutic environment, It is a unique project through the art of music helping others of all ages and from all walks of life find healing and hope; as well as an opportunity to give back to others. A professional singer/songwriter and a social worker co-facilitate the two-evening songwriters workshop. Two musicians perform songs the workshop songwriters have written at a community wide concert. Those who have participated in Songs from the Heart have communicated through the workshop evaluations that this experience has been life changing and a unique opportunity in being able to: explore and express their deep felt emotional feelings and thoughts; release their creative juices; ability to be alone with the group, yet feel included as a whole; express their journey through music; and benefit from being involved with others affected by cancer who have had similar difficulties. Others who have attended the concert or listened to the CD have expressed the significant impact these songs have had on their lives and their journey with cancer. PMID:23977799

  11. Automating PACS quality control with the Vanderbilt image processing enterprise resource

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Esparza, Michael L.; Welch, E. Brian; Landman, Bennett A.

    2012-02-01

    Precise image acquisition is an integral part of modern patient care and medical imaging research. Periodic quality control using standardized protocols and phantoms ensures that scanners are operating according to specifications, yet such procedures do not ensure that individual datasets are free from corruption; for example due to patient motion, transient interference, or physiological variability. If unacceptable artifacts are noticed during scanning, a technologist can repeat a procedure. Yet, substantial delays may be incurred if a problematic scan is not noticed until a radiologist reads the scans or an automated algorithm fails. Given scores of slices in typical three-dimensional scans and widevariety of potential use cases, a technologist cannot practically be expected inspect all images. In large-scale research, automated pipeline systems have had great success in achieving high throughput. However, clinical and institutional workflows are largely based on DICOM and PACS technologies; these systems are not readily compatible with research systems due to security and privacy restrictions. Hence, quantitative quality control has been relegated to individual investigators and too often neglected. Herein, we propose a scalable system, the Vanderbilt Image Processing Enterprise Resource (VIPER) to integrate modular quality control and image analysis routines with a standard PACS configuration. This server unifies image processing routines across an institutional level and provides a simple interface so that investigators can collaborate to deploy new analysis technologies. VIPER integrates with high performance computing environments has successfully analyzed all standard scans from our institutional research center over the course of the last 18 months.

  12. Urbanization effects on stream habitat characteristics in Boston, Massachusetts; Birmingham, Alabama; and Salt Lake City, Utah

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Short, T.M.; Giddings, E.M.P.; Zappia, H.; Coles, J.F.

    2005-01-01

    Relations between stream habitat and urban land-use intensity were examined in 90 stream reaches located in or near the metropolitan areas of Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC); Birmingham, Alabama (BIR); and Boston, Massachusetts (BOS). Urban intensity was based on a multi-metric index (urban intensity index or UII) that included measures of land cover, socioeconomic organization, and urban infrastructure. Twenty-eight physical variables describing channel morphology, hydraulic properties, and streambed conditions were examined. None of the habitat variables was significantly correlated with urbanization intensity in all three study areas. Urbanization effects on stream habitat were less apparent for streams in SLC and BIR, owing to the strong influence of basin slope (SLC) and drought conditions (BIR) on local flow regimes. Streamflow in the BOS study area was not unduly influenced by similar conditions of climate and physiography, and habitat conditions in these streams were more responsive to urbanization. Urbanization in BOS contributed to higher discharge, channel deepening, and increased loading of fine-grained particles to stream channels. The modifying influence of basin slope and climate on hydrology of streams in SLC and BIR limited our ability to effectively compare habitat responses among different urban settings and identify common responses that might be of interest to restoration or water management programs. Successful application of land-use models such as the UII to compare urbanization effects on stream habitat in different environmental settings must account for inherent differences in natural and anthropogenic factors affecting stream hydrology and geomorphology. The challenge to future management of urban development is to further quantify these differences by building upon existing models, and ultimately develop a broader understanding of urbanization effects on aquatic ecosystems. ?? 2005 by the American Fisheries Society.

  13. Boosted road sign detection and recognition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sin-Yu Chen; Jun-Wei Hsieh

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents a boosted system to detect and recognize roads signs from videos. The system first uses the Adaboost algorithm to learn the visual characteristics of road sign. Then, a cascaded structure is then used to detect road signs from videos in real time. After detection, a rectification process is then applied for rectifying different skewed road signs into

  14. Derivation of road network from land parcels

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jiantong Zhang; Yueqin Zhu; Jukka Krisp; Liqiu Meng

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents an adapted algorithm to derive road network from land parcels based on skeleton operator. The spaces among the neighboring parcels are assumed to be occupied by roads. These potential roads are decomposed and approximated to generate road centerlines. The proposed algorithm minimizes unwanted artifacts by computing the negative minima curvature of the boundary. The algorithm includes three

  15. How to find us Shaftesbury Road Site

    E-print Network

    Mackenzie, Kirill

    How to find us Shaftesbury Road Site The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8RU, UK.cambridge.org University Printing House Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8BS, UK Phone +44 (0)1223 358331 Fax +44 (0)1223 325672 Email: information@cambridge.org www.cambridge.org The Cass Centre Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2

  16. MAJOR ROADS COVERAGE AND DATASET

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) system contains digital descriptions of water and transportation features - rivers, lakes, roads, railroads, etc. - as well as major power lines and pipelines. This coverage is a subset of the larger TIGER ...

  17. Mountain Road with Autumn Foliage

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    A mountain road and surrounding early autumn foliage photographed from a higher elevation in the Appalachian Mountains. The especially prominent orange leaves of a maple tree are in the foreground....

  18. The Dilemma of Mountain Roads

    EPA Science Inventory

    Mountain roads and trails are proliferating throughout developing Southeast Asia with severe but largely unrecognized long-term consequences related to effects of landslides and surface erosion on communities and downstream resources....

  19. Observations of Novae From ROAD

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hambsch, F.-J.

    2014-12-01

    The author discusses observations of galactic novae and some extragalactic supernovae from his remote observatory ROAD (Remote Observatory Atacama Desert) he commenced in August 2011 with Nova Lupi 2011 (PR Lup). The observed novae are mainly chosen according to AAVSO Alert Notices and AAVSO Special Notices as published on their website. Examples of dense observations of different novae are presented. The focus goes to the different behaviors of their light curves. It also demonstrates the capability of the remote observatory ROAD.

  20. Automatic inspection of road surfaces

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rughooputh, Harry C. S.; Rughooputh, Soonil D. D. V.; Kinser, Jason M.

    2000-03-01

    Traditional inspections of road surfaces for the condition assessment and for locating cracks are time-consuming, expensive and can prove to be dangerous. What is ideally required would be a fully equipped automated inspecting vehicle capable of high precision location and characterization of road surface cracks over the width of the road (single pass). We propose an automatic crack monitoring system (akin to HARRIS - UK) with the video-based subsystem substituted by Global Positioning Systems for more accurate positioning. Besides, our technique avoids the storage of large volumes of scanned images of 'acceptable' road surface conditions. A pulse coupled neural network (PCNN) is used as a preprocessor for each scanned image to detect cracks while another PCNN segments this image to characterize identified defects. The latter image is then stored as binary image along with the GPS data. The type of cracks is later identified (offline) from the recorded binary images. This mode of data collection leads to a more accurate, less costly and faster automated system. Our results for road surface (concrete and bituminous) images reveal the suitability of this novel technique for a fully automated road inspection system for crack identification and characterization.

  1. Automating PACS Quality Control with the Vanderbilt Image Processing Enterprise Resource

    PubMed Central

    Esparza, Michael L.; Welch, E. Brian; Landman, Bennett A.

    2011-01-01

    Precise image acquisition is an integral part of modern patient care and medical imaging research. Periodic quality control using standardized protocols and phantoms ensures that scanners are operating according to specifications, yet such procedures do not ensure that individual datasets are free from corruptionfor example due to patient motion, transient interference, or physiological variability. If unacceptable artifacts are noticed during scanning, a technologist can repeat a procedure. Yet, substantial delays may be incurred if a problematic scan is not noticed until a radiologist reads the scans or an automated algorithm fails. Given scores of slices in typical three-dimensional scans and wide-variety of potential use cases, a technologist cannot practically be expected inspect all images. In large-scale research, automated pipeline systems have had great success in achieving high throughput. However, clinical and institutional workflows are largely based on DICOM and PACS technologies; these systems are not readily compatible with research systems due to security and privacy restrictions. Hence, quantitative quality control has been relegated to individual investigators and too often neglected. Herein, we propose a scalable system, the Vanderbilt Image Processing Enterprise ResourceVIPER, to integrate modular quality control and image analysis routines with a standard PACS configuration. This server unifies image processing routines across an institutional level and provides a simple interface so that investigators can collaborate to deploy new analysis technologies. VIPER integrates with high performance computing environments has successfully analyzed all standard scans from our institutional research center over the course of the last 18 months. PMID:24357910

  2. Encapsulating Urban Traffic Rhythms into Road Networks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Junjie; Wei, Dong; He, Kun; Gong, Hang; Wang, Pu

    2014-02-01

    Using road GIS (geographical information systems) data and travel demand data for two U.S. urban areas, the dynamical driver sources of each road segment were located. A method to target road clusters closely related to urban traffic congestion was then developed to improve road network efficiency. The targeted road clusters show different spatial distributions at different times of a day, indicating that our method can encapsulate dynamical travel demand information into the road networks. As a proof of concept, when we lowered the speed limit or increased the capacity of road segments in the targeted road clusters, we found that both the number of congested roads and extra travel time were effectively reduced. In addition, the proposed modeling framework provided new insights on the optimization of transport efficiency in any infrastructure network with a specific supply and demand distribution.

  3. Encapsulating urban traffic rhythms into road networks.

    PubMed

    Wang, Junjie; Wei, Dong; He, Kun; Gong, Hang; Wang, Pu

    2014-01-01

    Using road GIS (geographical information systems) data and travel demand data for two U.S. urban areas, the dynamical driver sources of each road segment were located. A method to target road clusters closely related to urban traffic congestion was then developed to improve road network efficiency. The targeted road clusters show different spatial distributions at different times of a day, indicating that our method can encapsulate dynamical travel demand information into the road networks. As a proof of concept, when we lowered the speed limit or increased the capacity of road segments in the targeted road clusters, we found that both the number of congested roads and extra travel time were effectively reduced. In addition, the proposed modeling framework provided new insights on the optimization of transport efficiency in any infrastructure network with a specific supply and demand distribution. PMID:24553203

  4. Encapsulating Urban Traffic Rhythms into Road Networks

    PubMed Central

    Wang, Junjie; Wei, Dong; He, Kun; Gong, Hang; Wang, Pu

    2014-01-01

    Using road GIS (geographical information systems) data and travel demand data for two U.S. urban areas, the dynamical driver sources of each road segment were located. A method to target road clusters closely related to urban traffic congestion was then developed to improve road network efficiency. The targeted road clusters show different spatial distributions at different times of a day, indicating that our method can encapsulate dynamical travel demand information into the road networks. As a proof of concept, when we lowered the speed limit or increased the capacity of road segments in the targeted road clusters, we found that both the number of congested roads and extra travel time were effectively reduced. In addition, the proposed modeling framework provided new insights on the optimization of transport efficiency in any infrastructure network with a specific supply and demand distribution. PMID:24553203

  5. Road Nail: Experimental Solar Powered Intelligent Road Marking System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Samardija, Dragan; Tesli?, Nikola; Todorovi?, Branislav M.; Kova?, Erne; Isailovi?, ?or?e; Miladinovi?, Bojan

    2012-03-01

    Driving in low visibility conditions (night time, fog or heavy precipitation) is particularly challenging task with an increased probability of traffic accidents and possible injuries. Road Nail is a solar powered intelligent road marking system of wirelessly networked signaling devices that improve driver safety in low visibility conditions along hazardous roadways. Nails or signaling devices are autonomous nodes with capability to accumulate energy, exchange wireless messages, detect approaching vehicles and emit signalization light. We have built an experimental test-bed that consists of 20 nodes and a cellular gateway. Implementation details of the above system, including extensive measurements and performance evaluations in realistic field deployments are presented. A novel distributed network topology discovery scheme is proposed which integrates both sensor and wireless communication aspects, where nodes act autonomously. Finally, integration of the Road Nail system with the cellular network and the Internet is described.

  6. The prevalence of food insecurity and associated factors among households with children in Head Start programs in Houston, Texas and Birmingham, Alabama

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This study measured food security and hunger of households enrolled in Head Start in Houston, Texas, and Birmingham, Alabama and assessed factors that could affect food security. Interviewers collected data from primary caregivers on demographic characteristics, dietary intake, and the six-item US f...

  7. The Catastrophic State of Catastrophic Health Care Coverage. Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging. United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, First Session (Birmingham, Alabama).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

    This document presents witnesses' testimonies and prepared statements from the Senate hearing held in Birmingham, Alabama to alert the public to the problems associated with catastrophic illness; learn what community services exist for older adults; and clarify what requirements for services, research, and education must be met to formulate an

  8. This degree programme is provisional at the time of publication (June 2013) and some details may change. *http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/railway/index.aspx

    E-print Network

    Miall, Chris

    change. *http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/railway/index.aspx School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering BEng/MEng Electrical and Railway Engineering NEW for 2014 From 2014 in the UK, BEng and MEng in Electrical and Railway Engineering. Graduates of these degrees will be sought

  9. The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt: An Innovative Research-Based Program for High School Students

    PubMed Central

    Eeds, Angela; Vanags, Chris; Creamer, Jonathan; Loveless, Mary; Dixon, Amanda; Sperling, Harvey; McCombs, Glenn; Robinson, Doug

    2014-01-01

    The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) is an innovative partnership program between a Research I private university and a large urban public school system. The SSMV was started in 2007 and currently has 101 students enrolled in the program, with a total of 60 students who have completed the 4-yr sequential program. Students attend the SSMV for one full day per week during the school year and 36wk in the summers following their ninth- to 11th-grade years, with each grade of 26 students coming to the Vanderbilt campus on a separate day. The research-based curriculum focuses on guiding students through the process of learning to develop questions and hypotheses, designing projects and performing analyses, and communicating results of these projects. The SSMV program has elevated the learning outcomes of students as evidenced by increased achievement scores relative to a comparison group of students; has provided a rigorous research-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics elective curriculum that culminates in a Summer research internship; has produced 27 Intel and Siemens semifinalists and regional finalists over the past 4 yr; and has supported the development of writing and communication skills resulting in regional and national oral presentations and publications in scientific journals.

  10. HR System Access Request Form Security Administration, Human Resources (HR) For additional instructions and information, log onto http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/security/

    E-print Network

    Simaan, Nabil

    instructions and information, log onto http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/security/ Home Department VUnet IDHR EmployeeHR System Access Request Form Security Administration, Human Resources (HR) For additional ID Name Email AddressWork Phone Home Dept Name Effective Date of Access Operator Information I

  11. Information Requirements of University Faculty. An Investigation into the Information Needs, Habits, and Attitudes of the Faculty of George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gleaves, Edwin S.; And Others

    Members of the faculty of George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University were surveyed to discover their information needs, habits, and attitudes and to learn how the process of information gathering might influence the pace and direction of library policy. More than 60% of the 133 faculty members surveyed responded, and replies from

  12. Re-Envisioning the Professional Doctorate for Educational Leadership and Higher Education Leadership: Vanderbilt University's Peabody College Ed.D. Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Caboni, Timothy C.; Proper, Eve

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the process by which the faculty of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College conceived and implemented a new doctoral program designed for senior education practitioners. The authors describe the organizational context in which decisions were made. Next, they explain

  13. Greetings Class of 2015! On behalf of our student body, I am honored to welcome you to the Vanderbilt family, the greatest

    E-print Network

    Bordenstein, Seth

    to the Vanderbilt family, the greatest place on earth, and the beginning of the most exciting four years of your will be one that changes you forever. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you! Come (the main office) and Sarratt 355 (my office) at all times. Wishing you the best and GO DORES, Adam

  14. Roanoke Times Smart Road Page

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dubbed "the Smart Road" by Virginia's Department of Transportation, this full-scale facility for pavement research and evaluation of high-tech transportation systems uses computers, electronics, and satellites to create a realistic environment for collecting traffic and environmental data under controlled conditions, "and should advance the general understanding of the engineering behavior of pavement systems." This site, from the Roanoke Times, features a Smart Road Page with good reference information on the project. The site contains FAQs, links, news clips, maps, and more. This site introduces an interesting project for highway and transportation engineers.

  15. 35. PRATER GRADE ROAD VIEW, FACING NW. NOTE WEATHERING STEEL ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    35. PRATER GRADE ROAD VIEW, FACING NW. NOTE WEATHERING STEEL RAIL AND ROAD CUT IN DISTANCE. MONTEZUMA VALLEY OVERLOOK IS JUST TO RIGHT OF DISTANT ROAD CUT. - Mesa Verde National Park Main Entrance Road, Cortez, Montezuma County, CO

  16. 14. Cades Cove Road, mountain view with single tree. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    14. Cades Cove Road, mountain view with single tree. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  17. 28. Ford near the end of Cades Cove Loop Road ...

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    28. Ford near the end of Cades Cove Loop Road looking NNW. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  18. 9. Double arch culvert on Laurel Creek Road looking ENE. ...

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    9. Double arch culvert on Laurel Creek Road looking ENE. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  19. 27. Abandoned treelined road in Cades Cove looking N. ...

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    27. Abandoned tree-lined road in Cades Cove looking N. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  20. 15. Cades Cove Road, mountain view with horses. Great ...

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    15. Cades Cove Road, mountain view with horses. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  1. 5. Laurel Creek Road, revetment wall and creek. Great ...

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    5. Laurel Creek Road, revetment wall and creek. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  2. 10. Concrete bridge on road to Tremont looking S. ...

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    10. Concrete bridge on road to Tremont looking S. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  3. 24. View of barn, fields and Cades Cove loop road ...

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    24. View of barn, fields and Cades Cove loop road looking NNE. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  4. 1. View of Laurel Creek Road, revetment wall and cliff ...

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    1. View of Laurel Creek Road, revetment wall and cliff looking S. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  5. 26. View of Cades Cove Loop Road with fields and ...

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    26. View of Cades Cove Loop Road with fields and mountains looking NE. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  6. 8. Double arch culvert on Laurel Creek Road looking WSW. ...

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    8. Double arch culvert on Laurel Creek Road looking WSW. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  7. 13. Cades Cove Road, with barbed wire fence and mountain ...

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    13. Cades Cove Road, with barbed wire fence and mountain view. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  8. 47. Spring 1935 Harold J. Cook, photographer "Summit Road construction. ...

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    47. Spring 1935 Harold J. Cook, photographer "Summit Road construction. Early stage of road tunnel construction, while tunnel was being driven on Summit Road, Scotts Bluff National Monument." - Scotts Bluff Summit Road, Gering, Scotts Bluff County, NE

  9. 3. ENVIRONMENT, FROM SOUTH, SHOWING RIVER ROAD RIDGE CARRYING CASSELMAN ...

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    3. ENVIRONMENT, FROM SOUTH, SHOWING RIVER ROAD RIDGE CARRYING CASSELMAN RIVER ROAD OVER CASSELMAN RIVER - River Road Bridge, Crossing Casselman River on Casselman River Road, Grantsville, Garrett County, MD

  10. 2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD, VIEW OF PROJECT ...

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    2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD, VIEW OF PROJECT AREA LOOKING TOWARD ELEVATED INTERSECTION OF LATROBE ROAD; VIEW TO SOUTHWEST. - Placerville Road, White Rock Road between Clarksville & White Rock, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County, CA

  11. 1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD, VIEW OF PROJECT ...

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    1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD, VIEW OF PROJECT AREA WITH INTERSECTION OF LATROBE ROAD SEEN IN UPPER LEFT; VIEW TO NORTHEAST. - Placerville Road, White Rock Road between Clarksville & White Rock, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County, CA

  12. 6. ELEVATED, OBLIQUE VIEW OF INTERSECTION INFRASTRUCTURE AT LATROBE ROAD ...

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    6. ELEVATED, OBLIQUE VIEW OF INTERSECTION INFRASTRUCTURE AT LATROBE ROAD AND WHITE ROCK ROAD; VIEW TO SOUTHWEST. - Placerville Road, White Rock Road between Clarksville & White Rock, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County, CA

  13. Texas Toll Road Primer Final Report

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    Texas Toll Road Primer Final Report PRC 14-3 F #12;Texas Toll Road Primer Texas A&M Transportation ............................................................................................... 11 Texas Legislation and Tolling............................................................ 25 Comparing Texas Toll Facilities to the Nation

  14. Alternative Fuel Road Signage Policies & Programs

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    1 Alternative Fuel Road Signage Policies & Programs in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South.............................................................................................................................................9 South Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia compiled and assessed information about alternative fuel road

  15. Predicting when animal populations are at risk from roads: an interactive model of road avoidance behavior

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    Jochen A. G. Jaeger; Jeff Bowman; Julie Brennan; Lenore Fahrig; Dan Bert; Julie Bouchard; Neil Charbonneau; Karin Frank; Bernd Gruber; Katharina Tluk von Toschanowitz

    2005-01-01

    Roads and traffic affect animal populations detrimentally in four ways: they decrease habitat amount and quality, enhance mortality due to collisions with vehicles, prevent access to resources on the other side of the road, and subdivide animal populations into smaller and more vulnerable fractions. Roads will affect persistence of animal populations differently depending on (1) road avoidance behavior of the

  16. Health-hazard evaluation report HETA 91-213-2123, G. T. Jones Tire and Battery Distributing Inc. , Birmingham, Alabama

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    Gittleman, J.; Estacio, P.; O'Brien, D.; Montopoli, M.

    1991-06-01

    In response to a request for technical assistance from the Alabama Health Department, possible hazardous working conditions at the G.T. Jones Tire and Battery Distributing Company (SIC-5093), Birmingham, Alabama were evaluated. The company employed 15 persons in battery breaking and recycling. Twelve of the workers had blood lead (7439921) levels over 60 micrograms/deciliter (microg/dl) and the average of the last three blood levels exceeded 50microg/dl for 13 of the employees. Blood lead levels greater than 60 were associated with biochemical evidence of impaired heme synthesis and impaired renal function. Fourteen workers had elevated zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP) levels over 100microg/dl consistent with moderate lead poisoning. Three had ZPPs over 600 microg/dl, consistent with severe lead poisoning. The authors conclude that a health hazard existed from overexposure to lead. The authors recommend measures to reduce exposures.

  17. In-phantom characterisation studies at the Birmingham Accelerator-Generated epIthermal Neutron Source (BAGINS) BNCT facility.

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    Culbertson, Christopher N; Green, Stuart; Mason, Anna J; Picton, David; Baugh, Gareth; Hugtenburg, Richard P; Yin, Zaizhe; Scott, Malcolm C; Nelson, John M

    2004-11-01

    A broad experimental campaign to validate the final epithermal neutron beam design for the BNCT facility constructed at the University of Birmingham concluded in November 2003. The final moderator and facility designs are overviewed briefly, followed by a summary of the dosimetric methods and presentation of a small subset of the results from this campaign. The dual ionisation chamber technique was used together with foil activation to quantify the fast neutron, photon, and thermal neutron beam dose components in a large rectangular phantom exposed to the beam with a 12 cm diameter beam delimiter in place. After application of a normalisation factor, dose measurements agree with in-phantom MCNP4C predictions within 10% for the photon dose, within 10% for thermal neutron dose, and within 25% for the proton recoil dose along the main beam axis. PMID:15308136

  18. Optimization of Road Networks Using Evolutionary Strategies

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    Frank Schweitzer; Werner Ebeling; Helge Ros'e; Olaf Weiss

    1998-01-01

    A road network usually has to fulfill two requirements: (i) it should as far as possible provide direct connections between nodes to avoid large detours; and (ii) the costs for road construction and maintenance, which are assumed proportional to the total length of the roads, should be low. The optimal solution is a compromise between these contradictory demands, which in

  19. White Paper Series Road Diet Conversions

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    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

    White Paper Series Road Diet Conversions: A Synthesis of Safety Research May 2013 Libby Thomas the safety effectiveness of reductions in the number of motorized traffic lanes, widely known as road diet conversions. Although road diets have been implemented since at least the 1970s, earlier reviews and a search

  20. Applying Kalman Filtering to Road Homography Estimation

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    Jens Klappstein; Fridtjof Stein; Uwe Franke

    2007-01-01

    The knowledge about the road homography is crucial for path planning and moving obstacle detection tasks. Most homography estimation techniques rely solely on the road. They work well for highly textured road surfaces. However, the estimation problem becomes harder if the textureness de- creases. To tackle this problem we rst estimate a three degrees of freedom (DoF) ego-motion using

  1. ROAD AND TRAFFIC SIGN DETECTION AND RECOGNITION

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    Hasan FLEYEH; Mark DOUGHERTY

    2 Abstract. This paper presents an overview of the road and traffic sign detection and recognition. It describes the characteristics of the road signs, the requirements and difficulties behind road signs detection and recognition, how to deal with outdoor images, and the different techniques used in the image segmentation based on the colour analysis, shape analysis. It shows also the

  2. An Adaptive Method of Color Road Segmentation

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    Chengfa Fan; Zhuming Li; Xiuqing Ye; Weikang Gu

    1997-01-01

    This paper presents a new adaptive and robust method for color road segmentation. The method shows good performance in segmentation of road with shadows. The color features of road are obtained in a sample region and are expressed as two scatter diagrams of red-green and blue-green. A fitting and predicting approach is used to extend the features to the whole

  3. Shaftesbury Road Site The Edinburgh Building

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    Mackenzie, Kirill

    Shaftesbury Road Site The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8RU, UK Phone +44 (0, Cambridge CB2 8BS, UK Phone +44 (0)1223 358331 Email: information@cambridge.org www.cambridge.org The Cass Centre Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 8BS, UK Phone +44 (0)1223 325012/325612 Email: casscentre

  4. ANNOUNCES CLOSURE ALERT ON SEARSVILLE ROAD

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    ANNOUNCES CLOSURE ALERT ON SEARSVILLE ROAD AUGUST 29 ­ OCTOBER 3, 2014 The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) would like to alert the Stanford community and public to a road closure&S Access Road Closure Alert! Aug. 29 ­ Oct. 3 Searsville Rd. Blocked EH&S Access Only Sta STANFORD CAMPUS

  5. Hampton Roads Crater Multimodal Transportation and

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    Hampton Roads ­ Crater Multimodal Transportation and Distribution Study December 2011 Completed59-10-00105) #12;ii Executive Summary Regional economic and business growth in the Hampton Roads-crater. The objective of this research is modeling and simulation of freight traffic in the Hampton Roads-Crater area

  6. Deep Creek Road Banded Siltite

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    Outcrop of the banded siltite unit of the Apple Creek Formation of the Lemhi Group, in the Lemhi sub-basin of the Mesoproterozoic Belt Basin. This exposure is along the Deep Creek road, southeast of the Blackbird cobalt-copper mine area, in the Salmon River Mountains of east-central Idaho. USGS inte...

  7. Erosion Control for Local Roads

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    Minnesota, University of

    Erosion Control Handbook for Local Roads M I N N E S OT A DEPARTME N T OF T R A N S PORTATION was extremely helpful in identifying key issues and concerns of those responsible for controlling erosion on low. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. 2 #12;Table of Contents Erosion

  8. Modeling road-cycling performance.

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    Olds, T S; Norton, K I; Lowe, E L; Olive, S; Reay, F; Ly, S

    1995-04-01

    This paper presents a complete set of equations for a "first principles" mathematical model of road-cycling performance, including corrections for the effect of winds, tire pressure and wheel radius, altitude, relative humidity, rotational kinetic energy, drafting, and changed drag. The relevant physiological, biophysical, and environmental variables were measured in 41 experienced cyclists completing a 26-km road time trial. The correlation between actual and predicted times was 0.89 (P < or = 0.0001), with a mean difference of 0.74 min (1.73% of mean performance time) and a mean absolute difference of 1.65 min (3.87%). Multiple simulations were performed where model inputs were randomly varied using a normal distribution about the measured values with a SD equivalent to the estimated day-to-day variability or technical error of measurement in each of the inputs. This analysis yielded 95% confidence limits for the predicted times. The model suggests that the main physiological factors contributing to road-cycling performance are maximal O2 consumption, fractional utilization of maximal O2 consumption, mechanical efficiency, and projected frontal area. The model is then applied to some practical problems in road cycling: the effect of drafting, the advantage of using smaller front wheels, the effects of added mass, the importance of rotational kinetic energy, the effect of changes in drag due to changes in bicycle configuration, the normalization of performances under different conditions, and the limits of human performance. PMID:7615475

  9. Bearing capacity of unpaved roads

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    Simon Y. Oloo; D. G. Fredlund; J. K.-M. Gan

    1997-01-01

    Elastic layer theories may be valid for relatively stiff pavement materials and pavements subjected to low traffic stresses; however, the assumption of linear elastic behavior is not suitable for thin pavements and unpaved roads consisting of untreated granular bases over cohesive subgrades. The behavior of such pavements, even at low traffic stresses, is markedly nonlinear. Pavement design methods based on

  10. On the Road to Chaos

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    McCartney, Mark; Gibson, Sharon

    2004-01-01

    Two simple mathematical models for how individual vehicles follow each other along a stretch of road are discussed. The resulting difference equations can be used as applications of techniques taught at A-level and first year undergraduate level, and as an introduction to the behaviour of the logistic map.

  11. Leadership lessons in global nursing and health from the Nightingale Letter Collection at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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    Harper, Doreen C; Davey, Kimberly S; Fordham, Pamela N

    2014-03-01

    This article analyzes the components of Florence Nightingale's visionary leadership for global health and nursing within the historical context of Great Britain's colonization of India. The descriptive study used the qualitative approach of narrative analysis to analyze selected letters in the Nightingale Letter Collection at the University of Alabama at Birmingham that Nightingale wrote to or about Dr. Thomas Gillham Hewlett, a physician and health officer in Bombay, India. The authors sought to increase understanding of Nightingale's visionary leadership for global nursing and health through a study of the form and content of the letters analyzed as temporally contextualized data, focusing on how the narratives are composed and what is conveyed. Several recurring themes central to Nightingale's leadership on global nursing and health emerge throughout these letters, including health and sanitation reform, collaborative partnerships, data-driven policy development, and advocacy for public health. These themes are illustrated through her letters to and testimony about Dr. Thomas Gillham Hewlett in her vivid descriptions of health education and promotion, data-driven policy documents, public health and sanitation advice, and collaboration with citizens, medicine, policy makers, and governments to improve the health and welfare of the people of India. The focus on leadership in nursing as a global construct highlights the lessons learned from University of Alabama at Birmingham's Nightingale Letter Collection that has relevance for the future of nursing and health care, particularly Nightingale's collaboration with policy leaders, her analysis of data to set policy agendas, and public health reform centered on improving the health and well-being of underserved populations. PMID:23926214

  12. 2. VIEW OF SWITCHBACKS IN FORESTA ROAD (OLD DAVIS CUTOFF ...

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    2. VIEW OF SWITCHBACKS IN FORESTA ROAD (OLD DAVIS CUT-OFF ROAD). NOTE FORESTA ROAD BRIDGE IN LOWER LEFT. ROAD CURVE HIDDEN IN TREES AT CENTER. NOTE ROAD CUT AT LEFT. LOOKING SSW. GIS: N-37"40'47.4"/W-119"47'22.2 - Foresta Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  13. Automatic Recognition of Road Signs

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    Inoue, Yasuo; Kohashi, Yuuichirou; Ishikawa, Naoto; Nakajima, Masato

    2002-11-01

    The increase in traffic accidents is becoming a serious social problem with the recent rapid traffic increase. In many cases, the driver"s carelessness is the primary factor of traffic accidents, and the driver assistance system is demanded for supporting driver"s safety. In this research, we propose the new method of automatic detection and recognition of road signs by image processing. The purpose of this research is to prevent accidents caused by driver"s carelessness, and call attention to a driver when the driver violates traffic a regulation. In this research, high accuracy and the efficient sign detecting method are realized by removing unnecessary information except for a road sign from an image, and detect a road sign using shape features. At first, the color information that is not used in road signs is removed from an image. Next, edges except for circular and triangle ones are removed to choose sign shape. In the recognition process, normalized cross correlation operation is carried out to the two-dimensional differentiation pattern of a sign, and the accurate and efficient method for detecting the road sign is realized. Moreover, the real-time operation in a software base was realized by holding down calculation cost, maintaining highly precise sign detection and recognition. Specifically, it becomes specifically possible to process by 0.1 sec(s)/frame using a general-purpose PC (CPU: Pentium4 1.7GHz). As a result of in-vehicle experimentation, our system could process on real time and has confirmed that detection and recognition of a sign could be performed correctly.

  14. Graph-supported verification of road databases

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    Gerke, Markus; Butenuth, Matthias; Heipke, Christian; Willrich, Felicitas

    The verification of existing data is an important task in order to ensure a high level of data quality, such as is needed in geographic information systems (GIS). Today, this work is carried out manually by an operator, who compares vector data from databases with remotely sensed imagery. In this paper, a system for automated road data verification using digital image processing for the extraction of roads from aerial imagery and topological analysis in order to optimise the whole process in terms of reliability and efficiency is presented. The main goal is to call the operator's attention only to parts of the network, where the automated process did not find sufficient evidence of a road. The road extraction is supported by the use of prior knowledge on the global level (whether the road is situated in rural, urban or forest areas), and information on the road geometry and its attributes. The road extraction is executed twice. Firstly, with a strict parameter control ensuring the minimization of false positives and a subsequent evaluation, which denotes roads from the database being accepted or rejected. In a second step, a graph-based search algorithm detects connections, which are missing for an optimised road network. If rejected roads are part of these connections, they are checked again using a more tolerant parameter control. A detailed performance analysis of results shows the applicability of the proposed method for quality control of topographic road databases.

  15. Understanding Road Usage Patterns in Urban Areas

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    Wang, Pu; Hunter, Timothy; Bayen, Alexandre M.; Schechtner, Katja; Gonzlez, Marta C.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we combine the most complete record of daily mobility, based on large-scale mobile phone data, with detailed Geographic Information System (GIS) data, uncovering previously hidden patterns in urban road usage. We find that the major usage of each road segment can be traced to its own - surprisingly few - driver sources. Based on this finding we propose a network of road usage by defining a bipartite network framework, demonstrating that in contrast to traditional approaches, which define road importance solely by topological measures, the role of a road segment depends on both: its betweeness and its degree in the road usage network. Moreover, our ability to pinpoint the few driver sources contributing to the major traffic flow allows us to create a strategy that achieves a significant reduction of the travel time across the entire road system, compared to a benchmark approach. PMID:23259045

  16. Quarry Haul Road Ecological Survey

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    Not Available

    1992-09-01

    This biological survey was performed to document the summer flora and fauna found along the haul road constructed as part of the remedial action for the quarry bulk waste. State and Federal species listed as threatened or endangered were noted if encountered while surveying. Sampling locations were equally spaced along the quarry haul road, and a survey for vegetation and birds conducted at each location. Bird observations were conducted as breeding bird surveys once in June of 1991, and again in June of 1992. Each year's survey includes two observations in the early morning and one late in the evening. Vegetation surveys were conducted in 1991 using quadrants and transects. mammal, reptile, and amphibian sightings were noted as encountered.

  17. Binzhou Perpetual Pavement Test Road

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    Yongshun Yang; Jincheng Wei; Wang Lin; David Timm; Gerald Huber

    2009-01-01

    Expressway construction has been carried out on a large-scale in China. Vigorous economical development has caused rapid growth in traffic volume and truck axle loads creating a severe challenge for the pavement structure design. Therefore, the high-performance and low- maintenance cost of a long-life perpetual pavement structure is gaining attention. This paper discusses the first perpetual asphalt pavement test road

  18. Secrets of the Silk Road

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    Secrets of the Silk Road is another worthy addition to the growing body of Web-based information about the Silk Road (see, for example, The International Dunhuang Project, founded in 1998 and mentioned in several Scout Reports), launched by the Bowers Museum of Santa Ana, California and presented by University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This site includes artifacts documenting the history of the Silk Road in the vast Tarim Basin in the Far Western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Three well-preserved mummies from the Tarim Basin have been brought to the United States for the exhibition, along with lavish grave goods. Visitors to the website can view images of "The Beauty of Xiaohe," a female mummy from 1800-1500 BCE and other treasures ranging from a Chrysanthemum Shaped Dessert from the 5th-3rd century BCE, to gold objects such as mask from 5th-6th century CE or the Gold Plaque with Lion Design, 5th-3rd Century BCE.

  19. The anatomy of decision support during inpatient care provider order entry (CPOE): Empirical observations from a decade of CPOE experience at Vanderbilt

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    Miller, Randolph A.; Waitman, Lemuel R.; Chen, Sutin; Rosenbloom, S. Trent

    2006-01-01

    The authors describe a pragmatic approach to the introduction of clinical decision support at the point of care, based on a decade of experience in developing and evolving Vanderbilts inpatient WizOrder care provider order entry (CPOE) system. The inpatient care setting provides a unique opportunity to interject CPOE-based decision support features that restructure clinical workflows, deliver focused relevant educational materials, and influence how care is delivered to patients. From their empirical observations, the authors have developed a generic model for decision support within inpatient CPOE systems. They believe that the models utility extends beyond Vanderbilt, because it is based on characteristics of end-user workflows and on decision support considerations that are common to a variety of inpatient settings and CPOE systems. The specific approach to implementing a given clinical decision support feature within a CPOE system should involve evaluation along three axes: what type of intervention to create (for which the authors describe 4 general categories); when to introduce the intervention into the users workflow (for which the authors present 7 categories), and how disruptive, during use of the system, the intervention might be to end-users workflows (for which the authors describe 6 categories). Framing decision support in this manner may help both developers and clinical end-users plan future alterations to their systems when needs for new decision support features arise. PMID:16290243

  20. The road plan model: Information model for planning road building activities

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    Azinhal, Rafaela K.; Moura-Pires, Fernando

    1994-01-01

    The general building contractor is presented with an information model as an approach for deriving a high-level work plan of construction activities applied to road building. Road construction activities are represented in a Road Plan Model (RPM), which is modeled in the ISO standard STEP/EXPRESS and adopts various concepts from the GARM notation. The integration with the preceding road design stage and the succeeding phase of resource scheduling is discussed within the framework of a Road Construction Model. Construction knowledge is applied to the road design and the terrain model of the surrounding road infrastructure for the instantiation of the RPM. Issues regarding the implementation of a road planner application supporting the RPM are discussed.

  1. Identification of maximum road friction coefficient and optimal slip ratio based on road type recognition

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    Guan, Hsin; Wang, Bo; Lu, Pingping; Xu, Liang

    2014-09-01

    The identification of maximum road friction coefficient and optimal slip ratio is crucial to vehicle dynamics and control. However, it is always not easy to identify the maximum road friction coefficient with high robustness and good adaptability to various vehicle operating conditions. The existing investigations on robust identification of maximum road friction coefficient are unsatisfactory. In this paper, an identification approach based on road type recognition is proposed for the robust identification of maximum road friction coefficient and optimal slip ratio. The instantaneous road friction coefficient is estimated through the recursive least square with a forgetting factor method based on the single wheel model, and the estimated road friction coefficient and slip ratio are grouped in a set of samples in a small time interval before the current time, which are updated with time progressing. The current road type is recognized by comparing the samples of the estimated road friction coefficient with the standard road friction coefficient of each typical road, and the minimum statistical error is used as the recognition principle to improve identification robustness. Once the road type is recognized, the maximum road friction coefficient and optimal slip ratio are determined. The numerical simulation tests are conducted on two typical road friction conditions(single-friction and joint-friction) by using CarSim software. The test results show that there is little identification error between the identified maximum road friction coefficient and the pre-set value in CarSim. The proposed identification method has good robustness performance to external disturbances and good adaptability to various vehicle operating conditions and road variations, and the identification results can be used for the adjustment of vehicle active safety control strategies.

  2. 4. Historic American Buildings Survey, From Benjamin J. Lossing, Pictorial ...

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    4. Historic American Buildings Survey, From Benjamin J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the American Revolution, 1855, page 169, EXTERIOR SKETCH, 1855. - Birmingham Friends Meetinghouse, Birmingham & Meetinghouse Roads, Birmingham, Chester County, PA

  3. ROAD-MAN-LANDSCAPE -IN THEORY ASB155 Road-man-landscape -in theory

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    ROAD-MAN-LANDSCAPE - IN THEORY ASB155 Road-man-landscape - in theory Poäng: 7.0 Betygskala: UG projektet "Road-man-landscape - designproject", 13 poäng. Det är ett obligatorium att man läser bägge

  4. ROAD-MAN-LANDSCAPE -DESIGNPROJECT ASB150 Road-man-landscape -designproject

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    ROAD-MAN-LANDSCAPE - DESIGNPROJECT ASB150 Road-man-landscape - designproject Poäng: 13.0 Betygskala tillämpningsdel till den valfria kursen "Road-man-landscape - in theory", 7 poäng. Det är ett obligatorium att man

  5. Effects of urbanization on benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in contrasting environmental settings: Boston, Massachusetts; Birmingham, Alabama; and Salt Lake City, Utah

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    Cuffney, T.F.; Zappia, H.; Giddings, E.M.P.; Coles, J.F.

    2005-01-01

    Responses of invertebrate assemblages along gradients of urban intensity were examined in three metropolitan areas with contrasting climates and topography (Boston, Massachusetts; Birmingham, Alabama; Salt Lake City, Utah). Urban gradients were defined using an urban intensity index (UII) derived from basin-scale population, infrastructure, land-use, land-cover, and socioeconomic characteristics. Responses based on assemblage metrics, indices of biotic integrity (B-IBI), and ordinations were readily detected in all three urban areas and many responses could be accurately predicted simply using regional UIIs. Responses to UII were linear and did not indicate any initial resistance to urbanization. Richness metrics were better indicators of urbanization than were density metrics. Metrics that were good indicators were specific to each study except for a richness-based tolerance metric (TOLr) and one B-IBI. Tolerances to urbanization were derived for 205 taxa. These tolerances differed among studies and with published tolerance values, but provided similar characterizations of site conditions. Basin-scale land-use changes were the most important variables for explaining invertebrate responses to urbanization. Some chemical and instream physical habitat variables were important in individual studies, but not among studies. Optimizing the study design to detect basin-scale effects may have reduced the ability to detect local-scale effects. ?? 2005 by the American Fisheries Society.

  6. Global collaboration on road traffic injury prevention.

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    Peden, Margie

    2005-06-01

    Worldwide, nearly 1.2 million people are killed in road traffic crashes every year and 20 million to 50 million more are injured or disabled. These injuries account for 2.1% of global mortality and 2.6% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost. Low- and middle-income countries account for about 85% of the deaths and 90% of the DALYs lost annually. Without appropriate action, by 2020, road traffic injuries are predicted to be the third leading contributor to the global burden of disease. The economic cost of road traffic crashes is enormous. Globally it is estimated that US$518 billion is spent on road traffic crashes with low- and middle-income countries accounting for US$65 billion--more than these countries receive in development assistance. But these costs are just the tip of the iceberg. For everyone killed, injured or disabled by a road traffic crash there are countless others deeply affected. Many families are driven into poverty by the expenses of prolonged medical care, loss of a family breadwinner or the added burden of caring for the disabled. There is an urgent need for global collaboration on road traffic injury prevention. Since 2000, WHO has stepped up its response to the road safety crisis by firstly developing a 5-year strategy for road traffic injury prevention and following this by dedicating World Health Day 2004 to road safety and launching the WHO/World Bank World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention at the global World Health Day event in Paris, France. This short article highlights the main messages from the World Report and the six recommendations for action on road safety at a national and international level. It goes on to briefly discuss other international achievements since World Health Day and calls for countries to take up the challenge of implementing the recommendations of the World Report. PMID:16156532

  7. Scaling roads and wildlife: The Cinderella principle

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Bissonette, J.A.

    2002-01-01

    It is clear that a reduction in both direct and indirect effects of roads and road networks must be the goal of management agencies. However, increased permeability of roaded landscapes can only be achieved by up-front planning and subsequent mitigative actions. The key is to understand that roads must be made permeable to the movement of animals. More profoundly, ecosystem services, i.e., clean water, clean air, uncontaminated soil, natural landscapes, recreation opportunities, abundant wildlife, and life sustaining ecological processes must not be seriously impacted. In other words, quality of life as measured by ecosystem services should be a major component of the planning process when roads are constructed or improved. Mitigative structures exist to increase permeability of roads. Wildlife overpasses and underpasses, often referred to as ecoducts or green bridges, with associated structures to enable larger animals to exit the road right of way, e.g., earthen escape ramps (BISSONETTE and HAMMER, 2001), various culvert designs for smaller animals including badger pipes and amphibian and reptile tunnels, and fish ladders are but a small sampling of the structures already in place around the world. What is needed is attention to the big picture. Landscapes need to be reconnected and made more permeable. Responsible agencies and organizations need to be aggressive about promoting mitigations and a conservation ethic into road planning. Only with a broad based effort between a concerned public, a database to work from, and a willingness of responsible agencies, will the now very large virtual footprint of roads and road networks be reduced to more closely approximate the physical footprint. By embracing the Cinderella Principle of making the virtual shoe fit more closely the actual physical footprint of roads, we will be able to achieve a closer connection with ecological harmony with its resultant effect of abundant wildlife.

  8. ROSE: the road simulation environment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Liatsis, Panos; Mitronikas, Panogiotis

    1997-05-01

    Evaluation of advanced sensing systems for autonomous vehicle navigation (AVN) is currently carried out off-line with prerecorded image sequences taken by physically attaching the sensors to the ego-vehicle. The data collection process is cumbersome and costly as well as highly restricted to specific road environments and weather conditions. This work proposes the use of scientific animation in modeling and representation of real-world traffic scenes and aims to produce an efficient, reliable and cost-effective concept evaluation suite for AVN sensing algorithms. ROSE is organized in a modular fashion consisting of the route generator, the journey generator, the sequence description generator and the renderer. The application was developed in MATLAB and POV-Ray was selected as the rendering module. User-friendly graphical user interfaces have been designed to allow easy selection of animation parameters and monitoring of the generation proces. The system, in its current form, allows the generation of various traffic scenarios, providing for an adequate number of static/dynamic objects, road types and environmental conditions. Initial tests on the robustness of various image processing algorithms to varying lighting and weather conditions have been already carried out.

  9. 4. Ford near the northern end of road looking NNE. ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    4. Ford near the northern end of road looking NNE. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Rich Mountain Road, Between Cades Cove & park boundary at Rich Mountain Gap, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  10. 2. Switchback and General Road view looking S. Great ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. Switchback and General Road view looking S. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Rich Mountain Road, Between Cades Cove & park boundary at Rich Mountain Gap, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  11. 36 CFR 212.5 - Road system management.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...that the identified system minimizes adverse...must review the road system on each National...reestablishing former drainage patterns, stabilizing...road, installing water bars, removing culverts, reestablishing drainage-ways, removing...on National Forest System roads....

  12. 49 CFR 231.29 - Road locomotives with corner stairways.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Road locomotives with corner stairways. 231.29...APPLIANCE STANDARDS 231.29 Road locomotives with corner stairways. After September 30, 1979, road locomotives with corner stairway...

  13. 49 CFR 231.29 - Road locomotives with corner stairways.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Road locomotives with corner stairways. 231.29...APPLIANCE STANDARDS 231.29 Road locomotives with corner stairways. After September 30, 1979, road locomotives with corner stairway...

  14. 49 CFR 231.29 - Road locomotives with corner stairways.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Road locomotives with corner stairways. 231.29...APPLIANCE STANDARDS 231.29 Road locomotives with corner stairways. After September 30, 1979, road locomotives with corner stairway...

  15. 49 CFR 231.29 - Road locomotives with corner stairways.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Road locomotives with corner stairways. 231.29...APPLIANCE STANDARDS 231.29 Road locomotives with corner stairways. After September 30, 1979, road locomotives with corner stairway...

  16. 49 CFR 231.29 - Road locomotives with corner stairways.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Road locomotives with corner stairways. 231.29...APPLIANCE STANDARDS 231.29 Road locomotives with corner stairways. After September 30, 1979, road locomotives with corner stairway...

  17. BEACH ROAD SHOWING THE LAWN WITH KIAWE TREES BETWEEN THE ...

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    BEACH ROAD SHOWING THE LAWN WITH KIAWE TREES BETWEEN THE ROAD AND THE BEACH. BEACH ROAD IS 14' WIDE. VIEW FACING SOUTH. - Hickam Field, Fort Kamehameha Historic Housing, Along Worchester Avenue & Hope Street, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI

  18. 1. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH NORTHEAST ALONG EASTERN VALLEY ROAD, ...

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    1. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING NORTH NORTHEAST ALONG EASTERN VALLEY ROAD, WITH FRONT AND SIDE (WEST) ELEVATIONS AND REAR ADDITIONS - Thomas H. Owen House, Eastern Valley Road West of State Road 150, McCalla, Jefferson County, AL

  19. 7. OBLIQUE VIEW OF CULVERT UNDER LATROBE ROAD WEST OF ...

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    7. OBLIQUE VIEW OF CULVERT UNDER LATROBE ROAD WEST OF THE WHITE ROCK RD. INTERSECTION; VIEW TO SOUTHWEST. - Placerville Road, White Rock Road between Clarksville & White Rock, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County, CA

  20. ORIGINAL PAPER Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) association to roads

    E-print Network

    Butler, Matthew J.

    ORIGINAL PAPER Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) association to roads: implications for distance wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia; RGWT) were randomly distributed around roads to identify . Line transects . Meleagris gallopavo intermedia . Rio Grande wild turkey. Roads . Texas Communicated

  1. 17. RETAINING WALL CRIBBING AND ROAD VIEW, LOOKING IN SOUTHWARD ...

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    17. RETAINING WALL CRIBBING AND ROAD VIEW, LOOKING IN SOUTHWARD DIRECTION OF TRAVEL BELOW DIAMOND PEAK. ROAD SIGN NOTES SWITCHBACK SEEN IN CA-270-14 TO CA-270-16. LOOKING ESE. - Lassen Park Road, Mineral, Tehama County, CA

  2. 11. GAS STATION AND OLD ROAD ALIGNMENT, FACING S. VISITOR ...

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    11. GAS STATION AND OLD ROAD ALIGNMENT, FACING S. VISITOR CENTER BEHIND TREES. SAME CAMERA POSITION AS AZ-45-10. - South Entrance Road, Between South park boundary & Village Loop Road, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, AZ

  3. 22. ANGEL'S WINDOW TURNOUT ON CAPE ROYAL ROAD, FACING NNE. ...

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    22. ANGEL'S WINDOW TURNOUT ON CAPE ROYAL ROAD, FACING NNE. WHITE VAN IS APPROXIMATE CAMERA POSITION FOR PHOTO AZ-40-21. - Cape Royal Road, Between North Entrance Road & Cape Royal, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, AZ

  4. 11. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, boulders along road after ...

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    11. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, boulders along road after stop 13. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Between Cherokee Orchard Road & U.S. Route 321, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  5. 6. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, road view after stop ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    6. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, road view after stop four. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Between Cherokee Orchard Road & U.S. Route 321, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  6. 2. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, road view before first ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, road view before first stop. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Between Cherokee Orchard Road & U.S. Route 321, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

  7. Geography Occasional, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

    E-print Network

    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    . A. (1984). A Little Ice Age extinction of a water beetle from Britain. Boreas 13, 1­4. Kelly, M). An insect fauna of late Bronze Age date from Wilsford, Wiltshire. Journal of Animal Ecology 38, 555

  8. HOW FAR TO THE NEAREST ROAD?

    EPA Science Inventory

    Ecological impacts from roads may be the rule rather than the exception in most watersheds of the conterminous United States. We measured total area, and forestland area located within nine distances of the nearest road of any type in each of 2,108 watersheds nationwide. Overall,...

  9. Endogenising demand for information in road transport

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard H. M. Emmerink; Erik T. Verhoef; Peter Nijkamp; Piet Rietveld

    1996-01-01

    In this paper, the impact of endogenous information provision to drivers in road transport is investigated. A static economic equilibrium model is used, which allows potential road users to buy information on the prevailing (stochastic) traffic situation. It takes for granted that an indiviual will try to acquire proper information when the private benefits of doing so exceed the private

  10. 49 CFR 391.31 - Road test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Road test. 391.31 Section 391.31 Transportation...LONGER COMBINATION VEHICLE (LCV) DRIVER INSTRUCTORS Tests 391.31 Road test. (a) Except as provided in subpart G, a...

  11. Property Tax on Privatized Roads Jason Junge

    E-print Network

    Levinson, David M.

    Property Tax on Privatized Roads Jason Junge David Levinson Minnesota Department of Transportation@umn.edu http://nexus.umn.edu 1 Published as Junge, Jason and David Levinson (2013) Property Tax on Privatized is exempt from the local property tax. Transferring roads from public to private ownership would not only

  12. 49 CFR 391.31 - Road test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Road test. 391.31 Section 391.31 Transportation...LONGER COMBINATION VEHICLE (LCV) DRIVER INSTRUCTORS Tests 391.31 Road test. (a) Except as provided in subpart G, a...

  13. 49 CFR 391.31 - Road test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Road test. 391.31 Section 391.31 Transportation...LONGER COMBINATION VEHICLE (LCV) DRIVER INSTRUCTORS Tests 391.31 Road test. (a) Except as provided in subpart G, a...

  14. Seljuk Muqarnas along the Silk Road

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Silvia Harmsen; Daniel Jungblut; Susanne Kromker

    The film Seljuk Muqarnas along the Silk Road gives an overview of muqarnas, stalactite vaults, in Seljuk style architecture (1038-1194). The muqarnas are located in portals and niches of car- avansaraies, madrassas and mosques. Starting with the Sultan Han near Kayseri we follow the Silk Road westward till Konya and finally show the Arslanhane Camii in Ankara. Video recordings alternate

  15. Road transport informatics for demand management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Ayland; N. Emmott

    1989-01-01

    The authors describe progress on a major study being performed by a multinational consortium under contract to the European Community DRIVE (Dedicated Road Infrastructure for Vehicle Safety in Europe) program. The study involves investigation of the application of various RTI technologies to demand management measures such as road pricing, restrictive zoning, and access control. The technologies considered are automatic vehicle

  16. Road to Damascus for Piano and Orchestra

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Soo Jin Cho

    2007-01-01

    Road to Damascus for Piano and Orchestra is based on the story of the Apostle Pauls repentance and conversion to Christianity. This dramatic event is one of the most inspirational in the New Testament. Also, through this momentous story, Paul is admired by many artists in various genres of art. Road to Damascus is a programmatic work, divided into three

  17. Progress in robot road-following

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Wallace; K. Matsuzaki; Y. Goto; J. Crisman; J. Webb; T. Kanade

    1986-01-01

    We report progress in visual road following by autonomous robot vehicles. We present results and work in progress in the areas of system architecture, image rectification and camera calibration, oriented edge tracking, color classification and road-region segmentation, extracting geometric structure, and the use of a map. In test runs of an outdoor robot vehicle, the Terregator, under control of the

  18. 30 CFR 817.150 - Roads: General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...additional criteria specified by the regulatory authority; (2) A road damaged by a catastrophic event, such as a flood or earthquake, shall be repaired as soon as is practicable after the damage has occurred. (f) Reclamation. A road not to be...

  19. 30 CFR 816.150 - Roads: general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...additional criteria specified by the regulatory authority. (2) A road damaged by a catastrophic event, such as a flood or earthquake, shall be repaired as soon as is practicable after the damage has occurred. (f) Reclamation. A road not to be...

  20. V A N D E R B I L T U N I V E R S I T Y M E D I C A L C E N T E R www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/houseorgan March 2011

    E-print Network

    Palmeri, Thomas

    -year-old Will with Maggie the boxer, taken by Jackie Kolb of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Third., 37232-2390. E-mail: Wayne.Wood@Vanderbilt.Edu. The paper used to print House Organ is recycled and recyclable. Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university. Editor and Ex

  1. Unofficial Road Building in the Brazilian Amazon: Dilemmas and Models for Road Governance

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Perz, Stephen G.; Overdevest, Christine; Caldas, Marcellus M.; Walker, Robert T.; Arima, Eugenio Y.

    2007-01-01

    Unofficial roads form dense networks in landscapes, generating a litany of negative ecological outcomes, but unofficial roads in frontier areas are also instrumental in local livelihoods and community development. This trade-off poses dilemmas for the governance of unofficial roads. Unofficial road building in frontier areas of the Brazilian Amazon illustrates the challenges of 'road governance.' Both state-based and community based governance models exhibit important liabilities for governing unofficial roads. Whereas state-based governance has experienced difficulties in adapting to specific local contexts and interacting effectively with local interest groups, community-based governance has a mixed record owing to social inequalities and conflicts among local interest groups. A state-community hybrid model may offer more effective governance of unofficial road building by combining the oversight capacity of the state with locally grounded community management via participatory decision-making.

  2. BRICS: opportunities to improve road safety

    PubMed Central

    Vecino-Ortiz, Andres I

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa the countries known as BRICS are currently undergoing a deep epidemiological transition that is mainly driven by rapid economic growth and technological change. The changes being observed in the distribution of the burden of diseases and injuries such as recent increases in the incidence of road traffic injuries are matters of concern. BRICS may need stronger institutional capacity to address such changes in a timely way. In this paper, we present data on road traffic injuries in BRICS and illustrate the enormous challenge that these countries currently face in reducing the incidence of such injuries. There is an urgent need to improve road safety indicators in every country constituting BRICS. It is imperative for BRICS to invest in system-wide road safety interventions and reduce the mortality and morbidity from road traffic injuries. PMID:24940016

  3. Going Down The Crooked Road

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2005-01-01

    The Crooked Road runs through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and has a storied place in the history of country music and Appalachian culture. This past summer, Ralph Berrier Jr. and Kyle Green of The Roanoke Times set out to document the music and musicians of the area, stopping in such small towns along the way as Floyd, Ferrum, Galax, and Clintwood. Along the way, they documented their experiences through extensive reportage and photography, all of which is included on this nice multimedia feature. Visitors can view videos taken along their journey, learn about how a bluegrass tune is constructed, and listen to audio vignettes of each stop they made. The site also includes a fine recipe for a local favorite, Great Smoky Mountains' grilled veggies, and number of podcasts for portable listening enjoyment.

  4. Non-Official Roads Dilemma in Amazonia

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Perz, Stephen G.; Arima, Eugenio; Souza, Carlos, Jr.; Caldas, Marcellus; Brandao, Amintas de O., Jr.; Araujo de Souza, Francisco Kennedy; Walker, Robert

    2005-01-01

    At the beginning of this millennium, "non-official" roads predominate in Amazonia. The opening of these roads, a phenomenon that has not been studied in depth, represents a major dilemma - it generates environmental and social impacts, but it helps to reduce the isolation of the communities in Amazonia and to improve the quality of life for those rural populations. The combined positive and negative aspects of this dilemma mean that it is a matter of crucial importance for the government at last to do a proper job in building these roads; if this is disregarded, in the future, the environment and the Brazilians living in that region will be at risk.

  5. Sustainable road safety: a new (?) neighbourhood road pattern that saves VRU lives.

    PubMed

    Wei, Vicky Feng; Lovegrove, Gord

    2012-01-01

    Both the UN (2007) and World Health Organizations (2004) have declared the enormous social and economic burden imposed on society by injuries due to road collisions as a major global problem. While the road safety problem is not new, this prominent global declaration sends an important signal of frustration regarding progress to date on reducing road collisions. It is clear that governments, communities, businesses and the public must discover ways of reducing this burden, especially as it relates to vulnerable road users (VRUs), typically meaning pedestrian and bicyclist road users. Recent comparisons of global VRU collisions statistics suggest that, in addition to mixed land use density, the layout of neighbourhood roads plays a vital role in the encouragement of walkable, safe and quiet, yet accessible and sustainable communities. The purpose of this paper was to: The Dutch Sustainable Road Safety (SRS) Program has produced a number of innovative land use and transportation initiatives for vehicular road users as well as non-vehicular VRUs. Following from the Dutch initiatives, these new 3-way offset, and fused grid neighbourhood patterns appear to not only have positive effects in encouraging mode split (i.e. increasing walking and bicycling, and transit), slowing traffic, and reducing energy consumption and GHG emissions; but also, to hold potential to improve road safety. To test the road safety hypothesis, UBCO researchers evaluated the level of road safety relative to five neighbourhood patterns - grid, culs-de-sac, and Dutch Sustainable Road Safety (SRS) (or limited access), 3-way offset, and fused grid networks. Analysis using standard transportation planning methodology revealed that they would maintain both mobility and accessibility. Analysis using standard road safety analysis methodology further revealed that these 3-way offset, and fused grid patterns would significantly improve road safety levels by as much as 60% compared to prevalent patterns (i.e. grid and culs-de-sac). It is important to note that these results ignore the road safety effects of providing convenient off-road trails along trip desire lines to shift mode choice from auto to non-auto VRU modes. Subject to further research, it is intuitive that shifting trips from auto to pedestrian/bike modes will lead to reduced auto collisions. Hence, these initial results should be considered as conservative estimates, subject to further research. In before and after studies to date, researchers have shown that increasing bicycle use does not lead to a commensurate increase in bicycle collisions, but no predictive relationship has been found in the literature. Therefore, the next steps in this research are to develop collision prediction models that provide insight on VRU mode split and overall road safety. PMID:22062348

  6. Vanderbilt University-2010 Vanderbilt Group Health Plan

    E-print Network

    Bordenstein, Seth

    AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT OF 1994 REGARDING CERTIFICATES OF CREDITABLE COVERAGE...............50 UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT ..............................................................................50 WOMEN'S HEALTH AND CANCER RIGHTS ACT OF 1998 ......................................50 NOTICE

  7. Vanderbilt University-2012 Vanderbilt Group Health Plan

    E-print Network

    AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT OF 1994 REGARDING CERTIFICATES OF CREDITABLE COVERAGE...............51 UNIFORMED SERVICES EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT OF RIGHTS UNDER THE NEWBORNS' AND MOTHERS' HEALTH PROTECTION ACT

  8. 10. VIEW OF ALIGNMENT FOR COULTERVILLE ROAD AND MERCED RIVER ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    10. VIEW OF ALIGNMENT FOR COULTERVILLE ROAD AND MERCED RIVER CANYON. NOTE ROAD CUT FOR NEW BIG OAK FLAT ROAD AT CENTER DISTANCE. LOOKING N. GIS: N-37 42 45.5 / W-119 43 24.7 - Coulterville Road, Between Foresta & All-Weather Highway, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  9. Results of statistical data analysis of random road profiles

    E-print Network

    .Wunderlich Abstract The investigation of road vehicle dynamics has to take into account the influence of road as input of vehicle dynamics simulation or to fit appropriate random road models to the data for the investigation of vehicle dynamics by a research group of the department of road vehicles at TU Budapest. Second

  10. Drove roads and plant functional diversity in traditional Mediterranean landscapes

    E-print Network

    Seoane, Javier

    croplands, (2) extensive grasslands, (3) deciduous submediterranean forest, and (4) mountain coniferous forest MAIN FINDINGS (1) Drove roads account for most of the species pool in the agricultural, deciduous road vs. Matrix Grain size: 2ha Active drove road vs. Abandoned drove road DECIDUOUS FOREST EXTENSIVE

  11. 6. OLD AND NEW TIOGA ROAD. NOTE REMNANTS OF OLD ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    6. OLD AND NEW TIOGA ROAD. NOTE REMNANTS OF OLD ROAD ON LEFT. NOTE ROAD CUT ON CANYON WALL IN CENTER REAR. LOOKING NNE. GIS: N-37 56 19.5 / W-119 13 53.3 - Tioga Road, Between Crane Flat & Tioga Pass, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  12. Game analysis on road freight transport service in China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hong Mo

    2009-01-01

    Currently, price wars between road freight transport enterprises are intense. The road freight transport industry has been developing very slowly in China. Faced the fact that competition within road freight transport industry is getting fierce in China, this essay is based on the perspective of game theory, adopting the Bertrand oligopoly model to analyze the price behavior among road freight

  13. 4. ENVIRONMENT, FROM NORTH, SHOWING RIVER ROAD BRIDGE CARRYING CASSELMAN ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    4. ENVIRONMENT, FROM NORTH, SHOWING RIVER ROAD BRIDGE CARRYING CASSELMAN RIVER ROAD OVER CASSELMAN RIVER, WITH MARYLAND GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STREAM-GAUGING STATION AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF BRIDGE - River Road Bridge, Crossing Casselman River on Casselman River Road, Grantsville, Garrett County, MD

  14. 9. VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD INDICATING CULVERT LOCATION (SEE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    9. VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD INDICATING CULVERT LOCATION (SEE ROAD ANGLE POINT ON RIGHT) WITH LATROBE RD, INTERSECTION IN DISTANCE (LEFT OF CENTER); VIEW TO NORTHEAST. - Placerville Road, White Rock Road between Clarksville & White Rock, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County, CA

  15. 3. VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD FROM THE INTERSECTION OF ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    3. VIEW OF WHITE ROCK ROAD FROM THE INTERSECTION OF HIDDEN RIVER WAY (LEFT FOREGROUND) TOWARD ELEVATED INTERSECTION WITH LATROBE ROAD (AT RIGHT HORIZON); VIEW TO SOUTHWEST. - Placerville Road, White Rock Road between Clarksville & White Rock, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County, CA

  16. ROAD EXTRACTION FROM SAR IMAGE USING AN IMPROVED STATISTICAL ALGORITHM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Cheng

    An efficient statistical algorithm of automatic extracting road from SAR images is devised in this paper. First, an feature detecting operator is used to find the road candidate. Then another smaller operator which calculating the homogenous statistic of locate region is applied to reduce the false alarm and smooth the road edge. Finally, the road linear features are extracted by

  17. Road Sign Detection and Recognition Using Hidden Markov Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JUNG-CHIEH HSIEN; YI-SHENG LIOU; SHU-YUAN CHEN

    2006-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel road sign detection and recognition method. The position of a road sign in an image is detected using the projection technique. The hidden Markov model is then used to match the detected road sign with those in the database so that the goal of road sign recognition can be achieved. More specifically, the color images

  18. Do small mammals avoid roads because of the traffic?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rachelle L. McGregor; Darren J. Bender; Lenore Fahrig

    2008-01-01

    Summary 1. Roads can act as barriers to animal movement, which may reduce population persistence by reducing recolonization of empty habitats and limiting immigration. Appropriate mitigation of this barrier effect (e.g. seasonal road closures, location and design of wildlife over- or underpasses) depends upon whether the animals avoid the road itself or the traffic on the road. Empirical studies of

  19. Wildlife road-kills on three major roads in north-eastern New South Wales

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brendan D. TaylorA; Ross L. GoldingayA

    Although vehicle-induced mortality of wildlife is well known on roads throughout Australia, few empirical studies describe the extent of this mortality or assess the potential effects on wildlife populations. We recorded 529 roadkills of 53 vertebrate species along a 100-km circuit of three major roads during 20 weekly surveys across winter, spring and summer. This equates to 0.3 road-kills km-1

  20. Probabilistic Weather Forecasting for Winter Road Maintenance

    E-print Network

    Washington at Seattle, University of

    Probabilistic Weather Forecasting for Winter Road Maintenance Veronica J. Berrocal, Adrian E are needed. Currently, anti-icing decisions are usually based on deterministic weather forecasts. However. Starting with deterministic numerical weather predictions, they produce a joint predictive probability dis

  1. 30 CFR 816.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...registered professional land surveyor with experience in the design and construction of roads. The report shall indicate that...and maintained to sustain the vertical soil pressure, the passive resistance of the foundation, and the weight of vehicles...

  2. 30 CFR 817.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...registered professional land surveyor, with experience in the design and construction of roads. The report shall indicate that...and maintained to sustain the vertical soil pressure, the passive resistance of the foundation, and the weight of vehicles...

  3. 30 CFR 816.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...registered professional land surveyor with experience in the design and construction of roads. The report shall indicate that...and maintained to sustain the vertical soil pressure, the passive resistance of the foundation, and the weight of vehicles...

  4. 30 CFR 816.150 - Roads: general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...reclaimed so as to: (1) Control or prevent erosion, siltation, and the air pollution attendant to erosion, including road dust as well as dust...necessary to control surface runoff and erosion; and (6) Scarifying or ripping the...

  5. 30 CFR 816.150 - Roads: general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...reclaimed so as to: (1) Control or prevent erosion, siltation, and the air pollution attendant to erosion, including road dust as well as dust...necessary to control surface runoff and erosion; and (6) Scarifying or ripping the...

  6. 30 CFR 817.150 - Roads: General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...reclaimed so as to: (1) Control or prevent erosion, siltation, and the air pollution attendant to erosion, including road dust and dust occurring...necessary to control surface runoff and erosion; and (6) Scarifying or ripping the...

  7. 30 CFR 817.150 - Roads: General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...reclaimed so as to: (1) Control or prevent erosion, siltation, and the air pollution attendant to erosion, including road dust and dust occurring...necessary to control surface runoff and erosion; and (6) Scarifying or ripping the...

  8. HCEI Road Map: 2011 Edition (Brochure)

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    Braccio, R.; Finch, P.

    2011-08-01

    This road map outlines the 2011 key goals and strategies of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, was founded based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Hawaii and the U.S. Department of Energy in 2008.

  9. Understanding Road Usage Patterns in Urban Areas

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    Wang, Pu

    In this paper, we combine the most complete record of daily mobility, based on large-scale mobile phone data, with detailed Geographic Information System (GIS) data, uncovering previously hidden patterns in urban road ...

  10. On the road performance tests of electric test vehicle for correlation with road load simulator

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    Dustin, M. O.; Slavik, R. J.

    1982-01-01

    A dynamometer (road load simulator) is used to test and evaluate electric vehicle propulsion systems. To improve correlation between system tests on the road load simulator and on the road, similar performance tests are conducted using the same vehicle. The results of track tests on the electric propulsion system test vehicle are described. The tests include range at constant speeds and over SAE J227a driving cycles, maximum accelerations, maximum gradability, and tire rolling resistance determination. Road power requirements and energy consumption were also determined from coast down tests.

  11. Conceptual design and analysis of roads and road construction machinery for initial lunar base operations

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    Sines, Jeffrey L.; Banks, Joel; Efatpenah, Keyanoush

    1990-06-01

    Recent developments have made it possible for scientists and engineers to consider returning to the Moon to build a manned lunar base. The base can be used to conduct scientific research, develop new space technology, and utilize the natural resources of the Moon. Areas of the base will be separated, connected by a system of roads that reduce the power requirements of vehicles traveling on them. Feasible road types for the lunar surface were analyzed and a road construction system was designed for initial lunar base operations. A model was also constructed to show the system configuration and key operating features. The alternate designs for the lunar road construction system were developed in four stages: analyze and select a road type; determine operations and machinery needed to produce the road; develop machinery configurations; and develop alternates for several machine components. A compacted lunar soil road was selected for initial lunar base operations. The only machinery required to produce this road were a grader and a compactor. The road construction system consists of a main drive unit which is used for propulsion, a detachable grader assembly, and a towed compactor.

  12. Conceptual design and analysis of roads and road construction machinery for initial lunar base operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sines, Jeffrey L.; Banks, Joel; Efatpenah, Keyanoush

    1990-01-01

    Recent developments have made it possible for scientists and engineers to consider returning to the Moon to build a manned lunar base. The base can be used to conduct scientific research, develop new space technology, and utilize the natural resources of the Moon. Areas of the base will be separated, connected by a system of roads that reduce the power requirements of vehicles traveling on them. Feasible road types for the lunar surface were analyzed and a road construction system was designed for initial lunar base operations. A model was also constructed to show the system configuration and key operating features. The alternate designs for the lunar road construction system were developed in four stages: analyze and select a road type; determine operations and machinery needed to produce the road; develop machinery configurations; and develop alternates for several machine components. A compacted lunar soil road was selected for initial lunar base operations. The only machinery required to produce this road were a grader and a compactor. The road construction system consists of a main drive unit which is used for propulsion, a detachable grader assembly, and a towed compactor.

  13. Determinants of road traffic crash fatalities across Indian States.

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    Grimm, Michael; Treibich, Carole

    2013-08-01

    This article explores the determinants of road traffic crash fatalities in India. In addition to income, the analysis considers the sociodemographic population structure, motorization levels, road and health infrastructure and road rule enforcement as potential factors. An original panel data set covering 25 Indian states is analyzed using multivariate regression analysis. Time and state fixed-effects account for unobserved heterogeneity across states and time. The rising motorization, urbanization and accompanying increase in the share of vulnerable road users, that is, pedestrians and two-wheelers, are the major drivers of road traffic crash fatalities in India. Among vulnerable road users, women form a particularly high-risk group. Higher expenditure per police officer is associated with a lower fatality rate. The results suggest that India should focus, in particular, on road infrastructure investments that allow the separation of vulnerable from other road users on improved road rule enforcement and should pay special attention to vulnerable female road users. PMID:22936645

  14. Road crashes involving animals in Australia

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    Peter Rowden; Dale Steinhardt; Mary Sheehan

    2008-01-01

    Each year in Australia many thousands of collisions occur between motor vehicles and animals, resulting in considerable vehicle repair costs, injury to persons, and loss of animal life. This paper reviews animal-related road crashes in Australia and presents data from the in-depth Rural and Remote Road Safety Study in North Queensland for serious casualties (n=33) resulting from direct impact with

  15. Developing child road safety indicators for communities

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    L Endy-Findling; S Levi; V Gitelman

    2010-01-01

    BackgroundIn Israel similar to the European region road traffic injuries are the leading cause of injury-related death and disability in children age 117. Children are vulnerable road users in the community travelling to school, parks and other neighbourhood destinations. Limited cognitive, behavioural and physical abilities make children more susceptible to injuries where infrastructure and interventions are not designed to promote

  16. Explaining the road accident risk: weather effects.

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    Bergel-Hayat, Ruth; Debbarh, Mohammed; Antoniou, Constantinos; Yannis, George

    2013-11-01

    This research aims to highlight the link between weather conditions and road accident risk at an aggregate level and on a monthly basis, in order to improve road safety monitoring at a national level. It is based on some case studies carried out in Work Package 7 on "Data analysis and synthesis" of the EU-FP6 project "SafetyNet-Building the European Road Safety Observatory", which illustrate the use of weather variables for analysing changes in the number of road injury accidents. Time series analysis models with explanatory variables that measure the weather quantitatively were used and applied to aggregate datasets of injury accidents for France, the Netherlands and the Athens region, over periods of more than 20 years. The main results reveal significant correlations on a monthly basis between weather variables and the aggregate number of injury accidents, but the magnitude and even the sign of these correlations vary according to the type of road (motorways, rural roads or urban roads). Moreover, in the case of the interurban network in France, it appears that the rainfall effect is mainly direct on motorways--exposure being unchanged, and partly indirect on main roads--as a result of changes in exposure. Additional results obtained on a daily basis for the Athens region indicate that capturing the within-the-month variability of the weather variables and including it in a monthly model highlights the effects of extreme weather. Such findings are consistent with previous results obtained for France using a similar approach, with the exception of the negative correlation between precipitation and the number of injury accidents found for the Athens region, which is further investigated. The outlook for the approach and its added value are discussed in the conclusion. PMID:23928504

  17. Traffic Flow on a Road Network

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    M. Garavello; B. Piccoli

    2005-01-01

    This paper is concerned with a fluidodynamic model for traffic flow. More\\u000aprecisely, we consider a single conservation law, deduced from conservation of\\u000athe number of cars, defined on a road network that is a collection of roads\\u000awith junctions. The evolution problem is underdetermined at junctions, hence we\\u000achoose to have some fixed rules for the distribution of traffic

  18. Silk-Road Scholarship Program Background The Silk-Road Scholarship Program is jointly funded by the SBS Cultural Foundation

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    Choi, Sunghyun

    Silk-Road Scholarship Program Background The Silk-Road Scholarship Program is jointly funded fee and living expenses. Students from countries located in the area of the Silk-Road may apply. We are currently enrolling or who graduated from the eligible universities of the Silk-Road Scholarship Program

  19. Early clinical failure of the Birmingham metal-on-metal hip resurfacing is associated with metallosis and soft-tissue necrosis.

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    Ollivere, B; Darrah, C; Barker, T; Nolan, J; Porteous, M J

    2009-08-01

    The rate and mode of early failure in 463 Birmingham hip resurfacings in a two-centre, multisurgeon series were examined. Of the 463 patients two have died and three were lost to follow-up. The mean radiological and clinical follow-up was for 43 months (6 to 90). We have revised 13 resurfacings (2.8%) including seven for pain, three for fracture, two for dislocation and another for sepsis. Of these, nine had macroscopic and histological evidence of metallosis. The survival at five years was 95.8% (95% confidence interval (CI) 94.1 to 96.8) for revision for all causes and 96.9% (95% CI 95.5 to 98.3) for metallosis. The rate of metallosis related revision was 3.1% at five years. Risk factors for metallosis were female gender, a small femoral component, a high abduction angle and obesity. We do not advocate the use of the Birmingham Hip resurfacing procedure in patients with these risk factors. PMID:19651828

  20. Teaching young children to cross roads safely.

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    Oxley, Jennifer; Congiu, Melinda; Whelan, Michelle; D'Elio, Angelo; Charlton, Judith

    2008-10-01

    Road safety education is considered essential to teach children to interact with traffic safely. Many programs, however, do not consider the separate component skills of the road-crossing task, the functional and behavioural factors that may put some children at increased risk, and the most beneficial methods to transfer knowledge to improved behaviour in real-world environments. A targeted and practical training program using a simulated road environment has been developed and evaluated amongst primary school children using a randomised controlled trial. Significant reductions in proportion of critically incorrect road-crossing responses were found immediately after training (56%) and one-month post-training (47%) by the case group compared with pre-training responses, and relative to any changes in responses of the control group. The beneficial effects were greater for younger children, females, children with less well developed perceptual, attentional and cognitive skills, and those with little traffic exposure. The effects of the training program on other outcome measures (proportion of missed opportunity responses, decision time and safety rating responses) were less clear but showed some beneficial effects. This paper discusses the use of the simulated training program, a novel and safe way, to improve road crossing decisions. It is suggested that improvements can be made to child pedestrian education by providing tailored and practical programs that target the component skills of road-crossing decisions and improve essential skills through intensive training and feedback on known risk factors. PMID:19026238

  1. Effectiveness of Three Rehabilitation Treatments for Unpaved Forest Roads

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    Donnellycolt, A. K.; MacDonald, L. H.

    2008-12-01

    Up to $1 million per year is being spent to reduce sediment production and delivery from unpaved roads and protect the remaining Chinook salmon habitat on the Lassen National Forest in northeastern California, but little is known about the effectiveness of these treatments. The goal of this study is to estimate the reduction in road sediment production and road-stream connectivity due to three road rehabilitation treatments: 1) rocking and out-sloping, 2) road closures, and 3) road decommissioning. Sediment production was estimated for 4.6 km of untreated roads and 27 km of treated roads by measuring the volumes of erosion features. Road-stream connectivity was assessed by following the rills and sediment plumes emanating from each road segment. The mean volume of erosion features from the untreated roads was 16 m3 km-1 (s.d. = 15 m3 km-1). The measured mean volume for 26 rocked and out-sloped road sections was 5.9 m3 km- 1 (s.d.= 16 m3 km-1), which was 37% of the mean for the untreated roads. However, just three of the 26 treated sections accounted for 88% of the total volume. The closed roads had a similar mean volume of erosional features as the rocked and out-sloped roads, and three of the 11 sections accounted for 97% of the total volume. The mean erosion volume for the decommissioned roads was an order of magnitude higher at 41 m3 km-1 (s.d.= 92 m3 km-1). Again the distribution was highly skewed with three of the 22 sections accounting for 83% of the total, while 11 sections had no significant erosion features. Road-stream connectivity was less than 10% of the surveyed length for the untreated roads, the rocked and out-sloped roads, and the closed roads. In contrast, 28% of the surveyed length of the decommissioned roads was connected to the stream channel network. The highly skewed distributions of erosion volumes show that most of the road-related sediment is coming from a few 'bad' roads. This indicates that detailed road surveys are needed to identify which roads should be treated, and which roads need additional work to adequately protect fish habitat.

  2. Do Roads Reduce Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Populations?

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    Dorland, Alexandra; Rytwinski, Trina; Fahrig, Lenore

    2014-01-01

    Road mortality is thought to be a leading cause of turtle population decline. However, empirical evidence of the direct negative effects of road mortality on turtle population abundance is lacking. The purpose of this study was to provide a strong test of the prediction that roads reduce turtle population abundance. While controlling for potentially confounding variables, we compared relative abundance of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) in 20 ponds in Eastern Ontario, 10 as close as possible to high traffic roads (Road sites) and 10 as far as possible from any major roads (No Road sites). There was no significant effect of roads on painted turtle relative abundance. Furthermore, our data do not support other predictions of the road mortality hypothesis; we observed neither a higher relative frequency of males to females at Road sites than at No Road sites, nor a lower average body size of turtles at Road than at No Road sites. We speculate that, although roads can cause substantial adult mortality in turtles, other factors, such as release from predation on adults and/or nests close to roads counter the negative effect of road mortality in some populations. We suggest that road mitigation for painted turtles can be limited to locations where turtles are forced to migrate across high traffic roads due, for example, to destruction of local nesting habitat or seasonal drying of ponds. This conclusion should not be extrapolated to other species of turtles, where road mortality could have a larger population-level effect than on painted turtles. PMID:24858065

  3. Do roads reduce painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) populations?

    PubMed

    Dorland, Alexandra; Rytwinski, Trina; Fahrig, Lenore

    2014-01-01

    Road mortality is thought to be a leading cause of turtle population decline. However, empirical evidence of the direct negative effects of road mortality on turtle population abundance is lacking. The purpose of this study was to provide a strong test of the prediction that roads reduce turtle population abundance. While controlling for potentially confounding variables, we compared relative abundance of painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) in 20 ponds in Eastern Ontario, 10 as close as possible to high traffic roads (Road sites) and 10 as far as possible from any major roads (No Road sites). There was no significant effect of roads on painted turtle relative abundance. Furthermore, our data do not support other predictions of the road mortality hypothesis; we observed neither a higher relative frequency of males to females at Road sites than at No Road sites, nor a lower average body size of turtles at Road than at No Road sites. We speculate that, although roads can cause substantial adult mortality in turtles, other factors, such as release from predation on adults and/or nests close to roads counter the negative effect of road mortality in some populations. We suggest that road mitigation for painted turtles can be limited to locations where turtles are forced to migrate across high traffic roads due, for example, to destruction of local nesting habitat or seasonal drying of ponds. This conclusion should not be extrapolated to other species of turtles, where road mortality could have a larger population-level effect than on painted turtles. PMID:24858065

  4. in Proceedings of the ESSLLI'00 Workshop on Integrating Information from Different Channels in Multi-Media-Contexts, pages 1-10, Birmingham, UK, August 6-10, 2000.

    E-print Network

    Toronto, University of

    in Multi-Media-Contexts, pages 1-10, Birmingham, UK, August 6-10, 2000. Paper1 TheThetermcompositesignalisintuitivelyappealingforreferringtoinstancesofmultimodalcommunicative 1 ProceedingsoftheWorkshoponIntegratingInformationfromDierentChannelsinMulti caused by cerebral palsy or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In many cases, linguistic communication

  5. Monitoring and assessing global impacts of roads and off-road vehicle traffic

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Rapid increases in the number of vehicles, urban sprawl, exurban development and infrastructure development for energy and water have led to dramatic increases in both the size and extent of the global road network. Anecdotal evidence suggests that off-road vehicle traffic has also increased in many...

  6. ASSESSMENT OF ROAD CARPET FOR CONTROL OF FUGITIVE EMISSIONS FROM UNPAVED ROADS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report gives results of an assessment of the use of carpeting to control fugitive emissions from unpaved roads. Historically, emissions from unpaved roads have been controlled by watering, oiling, or chemical soil stabilization. An analysis of the forces which produce emissio...

  7. Modeling of dynamic vehicle-road interactions for safety-related road evaluation.

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    Orfila, O; Coiret, A; Do, M T; Mammar, S

    2010-11-01

    Usually, road safety is assessed by following adequate highway geometric design standards and can be controlled later by measurement and expertise. Nevertheless, interactions between vehicle dynamics and road characteristics cannot be simultaneously analyzed for these two means of safety evaluation. In this study, an analytical method based on road/vehicle physical interactions applied to road diagnosis is proposed. Vehicle "point" and "bicycle" models are used in this first approach. French highway geometric design standards and a statistical method are presented and evaluated on a real curve case. The proposed numerical criterion, for the "bicycle" model, is then compared to these two classical methods for the considered road section. Its advantages are that it takes into account several combined parameters, that road defects are precisely localized and that it provides hierarchically classified solutions to the road managers. After this comparison step, further improvements should be focused on the modeling of successive curves and on the improvement of the informations given to the road manager. PMID:20728624

  8. Smoothly continuous road centre-line segments as a basis for road network analysis

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    Robert C. Thomson

    This paper presents the use of smoothly continuous road centre-line segments - which are here termed strokes - as a useful basis for the analysis of street and road networks. The decomposition of networks into linear strokes, which show good continuation of direction and continuity of character (width or type), has been found to provide a basis for robust, effective,

  9. GENERAL: Effect of road structure on the capacity of a signalized road intersection

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    Pan, Jia-Xiu; Xue, Yu; Liang, Yu-Juan; Tang, Tie-Qiao

    2009-10-01

    In this paper, we use the stochastic Nagel-Schreckenberg (NaSch) model to investigate the influence of a special right-turning lane connecting two main roads on the capacity of a signalized road intersection. It is found that the magnitude of right-turning traffic flow and the linking position of the special right-turning lane can greatly influence the capacity of the signalized road intersection. The relation between traffic flow and entering probability for different distances between the entrance (exit) of the special right-turning lane and the road intersection is simulated and analysed. The corresponding spatiotemporal pattern and phase diagram on different sections of the main road are given under the condition of close proximity to the signalized road intersection, stop-and-go traffic occur and obstruct the intersection. On the contrary, unchanged flux is maintained as the distance exceeds a critical values. All the studies indicate that setting a special right-turning lane by choosing a suitable location near a signalized road intersection can relieve the load of current traffic on the main road and maintain traffic flow.

  10. Georgia Institute ofTechnology | Milwaukee School of Engineering | North Carolina A&T State University | Purdue University | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | University of Minnesota |Vanderbilt University Project 2B: Free Liquid-Piston Engine Co

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    Barth, Eric J.

    |Vanderbilt University Project 2B: Free Liquid-Piston Engine Compressor with S C CSeparated Combustion Chamber) Electromagnet Combustion Valve Compactness: Free-piston configuration eliminates the bulk and losses associated dynamics of a free-piston to achieve an efficient resonant engine cycle. High-Temperature Elastic

  11. Road to evolution? Local adaptation to road adjacency in an amphibian (Ambystoma maculatum)

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    Brady, Steven P.

    2012-01-01

    The network of roads on the landscape is vast, and contributes a suite of negative ecological effects on adjacent habitats, ranging from fragmentation to contamination by runoff. In addition to the immediate consequences faced by biota living in roaded landscapes, road effects may further function as novel agents of selection, setting the stage for contemporary evolutionary changes in local populations. Though the ecological consequences of roads are well described, evolutionary outcomes remain largely unevaluated. To address these potential responses in tandem, I conducted a reciprocal transplant experiment on early life history stages of a pool-breeding salamander. My data show that despite a strong, negative effect of roadside pools on salamander performance, populations adjacent to roads are locally adapted. This suggests that the response of species to human-altered environments varies across local populations, and that adaptive processes may mediate this response. PMID:22355748

  12. Road manslaughteror just the cost of progress?

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    Mooren, L; Grzebieta, R

    2009-01-01

    Much to the frustration of road safety researchers, practitioners, and advocates, road deaths and injuries have not been widely accepted as a major public health threat. Currently, road trauma is one of the biggest killers and causes of serious and disabling injuries in the world. Although there has been considerable research on the causes of road injury and ways of mitigating the problem, there is still reluctance to systematically and sufficiently do what can be done to reduce this problem globally. This paper takes a historical review of the road trauma problem and responses to it. In examining developments in road transport and road injury, it is clear that the main impediment to reducing road deaths and injury has been a misguided preference of economic advancement over public health risk management. It is misguided because road trauma has impeded and does still impede the capacity of economies to develop. The challenge for societies now is to look at this false dichotomythat of road development and motorisation versus road safetyand begin to make the right choices in favour of human society advancement through the development and management of safe road-traffic systems. A new Safe Systems approach is emerging in Australia and spreading globally as a guiding principle for road safety. The evolution of this approach is traced and illustrated in this article. The need for finding ways to engender a stronger global political commitment to road safety is demonstrated. PMID:22460394

  13. THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

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    Kerber, Manfred

    viewpoint and looking at the global self­generated prob­ lems that the human race has to face (hunger, greenhouse effect, unemployment, erosion, overpopulation, and many more) there has been expressed

  14. University of Birmingham Kidderminster

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    Miall, Chris

    Wolverhampton Telford Bridgenorth Shrewsbury Hereford Ross-on-Wye Gloucester Cheltenham Tewkesbury Great Malvern Hospital M Queens Hospital (Burton) N Hereford County Hospital O Royal Worcester Hospital P Kidderminster

  15. THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

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    Kerber, Manfred

    to a problem-speci c problem solving know-how. Such knowledge is intrinsically incomplete. In order to prove related problems human mathematicians, however, can go beyond the acquired knowledge by adapting go beyond their specialised knowledge.

  16. Gypsies' response to road traffic noise

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    Griffiths, I. D.; Raw, G. J.; Hill, C. A.; Storrar, J. M.

    1985-07-01

    A survey was carried out at 11 gypsy sites, in order to determine the extent to which gypsies are bothered by road traffic noise. Interviews were obtained with 149 gypsies, providing data on noise bother and satisfaction with other aspects of the sites. Noise measurements were carried out at each site, providing values of 18 hr L eq dB(A). The hypothesis, that gypsies would be less bothered by road traffic noise than the settled population, was based on consideration of the importance of the road in gypsies' lives, and on a small pilot study. This hypothesis was supported. In addition, there was no indication that noise bother was correlated with noise level. From a closer inspection of this result, a further hypothesis has been developed, that gypsies living in caravans may tend to migrate to sites at which the noise level is acceptable in the context of other site features.

  17. Predicting road accidents: Structural time series approach

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    Junus, Noor Wahida Md; Ismail, Mohd Tahir

    2014-07-01

    In this paper, the model for occurrence of road accidents in Malaysia between the years of 1970 to 2010 was developed and throughout this model the number of road accidents have been predicted by using the structural time series approach. The models are developed by using stepwise method and the residual of each step has been analyzed. The accuracy of the model is analyzed by using the mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) and the best model is chosen based on the smallest Akaike information criterion (AIC) value. A structural time series approach found that local linear trend model is the best model to represent the road accidents. This model allows level and slope component to be varied over time. In addition, this approach also provides useful information on improving the conventional time series method.

  18. Erosion and sediment delivery following removal of forest roads

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    Madej, M.A.

    2001-01-01

    Erosion control treatments were applied to abandoned logging roads in California, with the goal of reducing road-related sediment input to streams and restoring natural hydrologic patterns on the landscape. Treatment of stream crossings involved excavating culverts and associated road fill and reshaping streambanks. A variety of techniques were applied to road benches, which included decompacting the road surface, placing unstable road fill in more stable locations, and reestablishing natural surface drainage patterns. Following treatment and a 12-year recurrence-interval storm, some road reaches and excavated stream crossings showed evidence of mass movement failures, gullying, bank erosion and channel incision. Post-treatment erosion from excavated stream crossings was related to two variables: a surrogate for stream power (drainage area x channel gradient) and the volume of fill excavated from the channel. Post-treatment erosion on road reaches was related to four explanatory variables: method of treatment, hillslope position (upper, mid-slope or lower), date of treatment, and an interaction term (hillslope position x method of treatment). Sediment delivery from treated roads in upper, middle and lower hillslope positions was 10, 135 and 550 m3 of sediment per kilometre of treated roads, respectively. In contrast, inventories of almost 500 km of forest roads in adjacent catchments indicate that untreated roads produced 1500 to 4700 m3 of sediment per kilometre of road length. Erosion from 300 km of treated roads contributed less than 2 per cent of the total sediment load of Redwood Creek during the period 1978 to 1998. Although road removal treatments do not completely eliminate erosion associated with forest roads, they do substantially reduce sediment yields from abandoned logging roads. Published in 2001 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. Measurement and dimension of road fatality in Brunei.

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    Haque, Mohammed Ohidul

    2011-03-01

    In this article, we have investigated the pattern of road fatality in Brunei. It is seen from this analysis that road fatality in Brunei was one of the highest in the world in the early 1990s, but has been significantly reduced over the years, and is now one of the lowest in the world. Preliminary investigation shows that young male drivers are responsible for most road fatalities in Brunei. We have also fitted a linear regression model and found that road fatality is significantly positively related to people aged 18-24 years and new registered vehicles, both of which are expected to grow with the growth of population and economic development. Hence, road fatality in Brunei is also expected to grow unless additional effective road safety countermeasures are introduced and implemented to reduce road toll. Negative coefficient is observed for trend variable, indicating the reduction of road fatality due to the combined effects of improvements of vehicle safety, road design, medical facilities and road safety awareness among road user groups. However, short-term road fatality analysis based on monthly data indicates that the coefficient of the trend variable is positive, implying that in recent months road fatalities are increasing in Brunei, which is supported by media reports. We have compared Brunei's road fatality data with Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and found that Brunei's road fatality rate is lower than Singapore and Malaysia, but higher than Australia. This indicates that there are still opportunities to reduce road fatalities in Brunei if additional effective road safety strategies are implemented like in Australia without interfering in the economic and social development of Brunei. PMID:21409677

  20. Effects of roads on survival of San Clemente Island foxes

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    Snow, N.P.; Andelt, W.F.; Stanley, T.R.; Resnik, J.R.; Munson, L.

    2012-01-01

    Roads generate a variety of influences on wildlife populations; however, little is known about the effects of roads on endemic wildlife on islands. Specifically, road-kills of island foxes (Urocyon littoralis) on San Clemente Island (SCI), Channel Islands, California, USA are a concern for resource managers. To determine the effects of roads on island foxes, we radiocollared foxes using a 3-tiered sampling design to represent the entire population in the study area, a sub-population near roads, and a sub-population away from roads on SCI. We examined annual survival rates using nest-survival models, causes of mortalities, and movements for each sample. We found the population had high annual survival (0.90), although survival declined with use of road habitat, particularly for intermediate-aged foxes. Foxes living near roads suffered lower annual survival (0.76), resulting from high frequencies of road-kills (7 of 11 mortalities). Foxes living away from roads had the highest annual survival (0.97). Road-kill was the most prominent cause of mortality detected on SCI, which we estimated as killing 3-8% of the population in the study area annually. Based on movements, we were unable to detect any responses by foxes that minimized their risks from roads. The probabilities of road-kills increased with use of the road habitat, volume of traffic, and decreasing road sinuosity. We recommend that managers should attempt to reduce road-kills by deterring or excluding foxes from entering roads, and attempting to modify behaviors of motorists to be vigilant for foxes. ?? 2011 The Wildlife Society.

  1. Off-road cycling injuries. An overview.

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    Pfeiffer, R P; Kronisch, R L

    1995-05-01

    Off-road bicycles, commonly called 'mountain bikes', have become increasingly popular worldwide since their introduction in the western US in the late 1970s. This popularity is partly because these vehicles can be ridden on a wide variety of terrain which is not accessible to other types of bicycle. Although early versions were rather crude, off-road bicycles today typically include high strength, lightweight frames with a wide array of available suspension and braking systems. Virtually all aspects of the technology continue to evolve, including components and protective equipment. As the popularity of off-road cycling has increased, so too has the interest and level of participation in the competitive aspects of the sport. Currently, 2 organisations--the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)--sponsor the major events within the US and around the world. To date, the majority of studies have been descriptive in nature, with data collected via self-report, questionnaire formats. Only 1 prospective study has been reported thus far, which surveyed a major international competition held in the US in 1994. Injury rates calculated on the basis of injuries per ride or event in competitive venues have been reported, ranging from 0.2 to 0.39% compared with 0.30% for recreational participants. Retrospective data collected from recreational and competitive riders indicate that from 20 to 88% of those surveyed reported having sustained an injury during the previous year of participation. The majority of injuries appear to be acute, traumatic episodes involving the extremities, with contusions and abrasions being the most common. In general, the incidence of more severe injuries such as dislocations, fractures and concussions is low. Comparisons between road and off-road cycling events indicate that off-road cyclists sustain more fractures, dislocations and concussions than their road-event counterparts. Future research should incorporate epidemiological methods of data collection to determine the relationships between vehicle design, terrain and safety equipment and riding-related accidents. Further, those engaged in such research should attempt to set a standard definition for injury. PMID:7618009

  2. Earthworks - Web Pages for Road Design

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    The process of earthworks is to excavate the existing land to a suitable level so that road construction may begin. The earthworks can take the form of either excavation in the form of cuts or the construction of embankments to carry an elevated highway. Normally in a road design project, both will be necessary and movement of earth from one part of the site to the next will be necessary. This should be done with as little waste created or as little extra material required as disposal or collection is expensive.

  3. Intra-urban and street scale variability of BTEX, NO 2 and O 3 in Birmingham, UK: Implications for exposure assessment

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    Vardoulakis, Sotiris; Solazzo, Efisio; Lumbreras, Julio

    2011-09-01

    Automatic monitoring networks have the ability of capturing air pollution episodes, as well as short- and long-term air quality trends in urban areas that can be used in epidemiological studies. However, due to practical constraints (e.g. cost and bulk of equipment), the use of automatic analysers is restricted to a limited number of roadside and background locations within a city. As a result, certain localised air pollution hotspots may be overlooked or overemphasised, especially near heavily trafficked street canyons and intersections. This has implications for compliance with regulatory standards and may cause exposure misclassification in epidemiological studies. Apart from automatic analysers, low cost passive diffusion tubes can be used to characterise the spatial variability of air pollution in urban areas. In this study, BTEX, NO 2 and O 3 data from a one-year passive sampling survey were used to characterise the intra-urban and street scale spatial variability of traffic-related pollutants in Birmingham (UK). In addition, continuous monitoring of NO 2, NO x, O 3, CO, SO 2, PM 10 and PM 2.5 from three permanent monitoring sites was used to identify seasonal and annual pollution patterns. The passive sampling measurements allowed us to evaluate the representativeness of a permanent roadside monitoring site that has recorded some of the highest NO 2 and PM 10 concentrations in Birmingham in recent years. Dispersion modelling was also used to gain further insight into pollutant sources and dispersion characteristics at this location. The strong spatial concentration gradients observed in busy streets, as well as the differences between roadside and urban background levels highlight the importance of appropriate positioning of air quality monitoring equipment in cities.

  4. Vulnerability analysis methods for road networks

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    Bl, Michal; Vodk, Rostislav; Kube?ek, Jan; Rebok, Tom; Svoboda, Tom

    2014-05-01

    Road networks rank among the most important lifelines of modern society. They can be damaged by either random or intentional events. Roads are also often affected by natural hazards, the impacts of which are both direct and indirect. Whereas direct impacts (e.g. roads damaged by a landslide or due to flooding) are localized in close proximity to the natural hazard occurrence, the indirect impacts can entail widespread service disabilities and considerable travel delays. The change in flows in the network may affect the population living far from the places originally impacted by the natural disaster. These effects are primarily possible due to the intrinsic nature of this system. The consequences and extent of the indirect costs also depend on the set of road links which were damaged, because the road links differ in terms of their importance. The more robust (interconnected) the road network is, the less time is usually needed to secure the serviceability of an area hit by a disaster. These kinds of networks also demonstrate a higher degree of resilience. Evaluating road network structures is therefore essential in any type of vulnerability and resilience analysis. There are a range of approaches used for evaluation of the vulnerability of a network and for identification of the weakest road links. Only few of them are, however, capable of simulating the impacts of the simultaneous closure of numerous links, which often occurs during a disaster. The primary problem is that in the case of a disaster, which usually has a large regional extent, the road network may remain disconnected. The majority of the commonly used indices use direct computation of the shortest paths or time between OD (origin - destination) pairs and therefore cannot be applied when the network breaks up into two or more components. Since extensive break-ups often occur in cases of major disasters, it is important to study the network vulnerability in these cases as well, so that appropriate steps can be taken in order to make it more resilient. Performing such an analysis of network break-ups requires consideration of the network as a whole, ideally identifying all the cases generated by simultaneous closure of multiple links and evaluating them using various criteria. The spatial distribution of settlements, important companies and the overall population in the nodes of the network are several factors, apart from the topology of the network which could be taken into account when computing vulnerability indices and identifying the weakest links and/or weakest link combinations. However, even for small networks (i.e., hundreds of nodes and links), the problem of break-up identification becomes extremely difficult to resolve. The naive approaches of the brute force examination consequently fail and more elaborated algorithms have to be applied. We address the problem of evaluating the vulnerability of road networks in our work by simulating the impacts of the simultaneous closure of multiple roads/links. We present an ongoing work on a sophisticated algorithm focused on the identification of network break-ups and evaluating them by various criteria.

  5. 4. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW ALONG PARKWAY LOOKING AT REDDING ROAD ...

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    4. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW ALONG PARKWAY LOOKING AT REDDING ROAD BRIDGE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. - Merritt Parkway, Redding Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Fairfield, Fairfield County, CT

  6. 11. COULTERVILLE ROAD AT ROCK SLIDE AREA WITH HWY 140 ...

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    11. COULTERVILLE ROAD AT ROCK SLIDE AREA WITH HWY 140 AT REAR. LOOKING NNE. GIS: N-37 43 04.7 / W-119 43 00.3 - Coulterville Road, Between Foresta & All-Weather Highway, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  7. Along Middle Fork Road toward North Fork of the Crazy ...

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    Along Middle Fork Road toward North Fork of the Crazy Woman Creek Bridge, view to west - North Fork of Crazy Woman Creek Bridge, Spanning North Fork of Crazy Woman Creek at Middle Fork Road, Buffalo, Johnson County, WY

  8. 76 FR 18245 - West Tavaputs Plateau Road Restriction Order, Utah

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    2011-04-01

    ...Tavaputs Plateau Road Restriction Order, Utah AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior...certain roads in the Price Field Office, Utah, as follows: The public is prohibited...West Tavaputs Plateau in Carbon County, Utah, unless specifically authorized by...

  9. 40 CFR 51.371 - On-road testing.

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    2010-07-01

    ...by measuring on-road emissions through the use of remote sensing devices or by assessing vehicle emission performance...inspection; notification may be by mailing in the case of remote sensing on-road testing or through immediate...

  10. OVERVIEW OF GOLD HILL MILL, ROAD, AND WARM SPRINGS CAMP ...

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    OVERVIEW OF GOLD HILL MILL, ROAD, AND WARM SPRINGS CAMP BUILDINGS, LOOKING SOUTH SOUTHEAST. THE FUNCTION OF THE FLAT AREA AT CENTER RIGHT IS UNKNOWN. - Gold Hill Mill, Warm Spring Canyon Road, Death Valley Junction, Inyo County, CA

  11. 5. GLACIER POINT ROAD VIEW AT SENTINEL DOME PARKING AREA. ...

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    5. GLACIER POINT ROAD VIEW AT SENTINEL DOME PARKING AREA. LOOKING E. GIS: N-37 42 43.8 / W-119 35 12.1 - Glacier Point Road, Between Chinquapin Flat & Glacier Point, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  12. 23 CFR 660.517 - Maneuver area roads.

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    2011-04-01

    ...ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS SPECIAL PROGRAMS (DIRECT FEDERAL) Defense Access Roads 660.517 Maneuver area roads...post-condition survey may be included in the claim to DOD for direct settlement or in the damage repair project as...

  13. 23 CFR 660.517 - Maneuver area roads.

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    2013-04-01

    ...ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS SPECIAL PROGRAMS (DIRECT FEDERAL) Defense Access Roads 660.517 Maneuver area roads...post-condition survey may be included in the claim to DOD for direct settlement or in the damage repair project as...

  14. 23 CFR 660.517 - Maneuver area roads.

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    2010-04-01

    ...ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS SPECIAL PROGRAMS (DIRECT FEDERAL) Defense Access Roads 660.517 Maneuver area roads...post-condition survey may be included in the claim to DOD for direct settlement or in the damage repair project as...

  15. 23 CFR 660.517 - Maneuver area roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS SPECIAL PROGRAMS (DIRECT FEDERAL) Defense Access Roads 660.517 Maneuver area roads...post-condition survey may be included in the claim to DOD for direct settlement or in the damage repair project as...

  16. 23 CFR 660.517 - Maneuver area roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS SPECIAL PROGRAMS (DIRECT FEDERAL) Defense Access Roads 660.517 Maneuver area roads...post-condition survey may be included in the claim to DOD for direct settlement or in the damage repair project as...

  17. 3. ELEVATION. FROM SOUTH WITH CANAL PRISM. Canal Road ...

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    3. ELEVATION. FROM SOUTH WITH CANAL PRISM. - Canal Road Bridge, Canal Road spanning Delaware Canal Diversion, Locks 22 & 23 in Delaware Canal State Park in Williams Township, Raubsville, Northampton County, PA

  18. VIEW OF MILL FROM KEKAHA ROAD, WITH SUGAR BIN, CANE ...

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    VIEW OF MILL FROM KEKAHA ROAD, WITH SUGAR BIN, CANE CLEANING PLANT AND CRUSHING MILL TO THE FORE. VIEW FROM THE EAST - Kekaha Sugar Company, Sugar Mill Building, 8315 Kekaha Road, Kekaha, Kauai County, HI

  19. CLOSE UP VIEW OF MILL FROM KEKAHA ROAD, WITH UNLOADER ...

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    CLOSE UP VIEW OF MILL FROM KEKAHA ROAD, WITH UNLOADER AND CRUSHING MILL WING IN THE FOREGROUND. VIEW FROM THE NORTHEAST - Kekaha Sugar Company, Sugar Mill Building, 8315 Kekaha Road, Kekaha, Kauai County, HI

  20. 5. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, COMSTOCK HILL ROAD BRIDGE, DETAIL OF ABUTMENT ...

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    5. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, COMSTOCK HILL ROAD BRIDGE, DETAIL OF ABUTMENT SHOWING PILGRIM RELIEF SCULPTURE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. - Merritt Parkway, Comstock Hill Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT

  1. 4. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, COMSTOCK HILL ROAD BRIDGE, DETAIL OF ABUTMENT ...

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    4. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, COMSTOCK HILL ROAD BRIDGE, DETAIL OF ABUTMENT SHOWING INDIAN RELIEF SCULPTURE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. - Merritt Parkway, Comstock Hill Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT

  2. 2. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW TO WEST ROCKS ROAD BRIDGE, CA. ...

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    2. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW TO WEST ROCKS ROAD BRIDGE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. - Merritt Parkway, West Rocks Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT

  3. 1. TUCKERTON WIRELESS, RADIO ROAD, PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF CONCRETE FOUNDATION ...

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    1. TUCKERTON WIRELESS, RADIO ROAD, PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF CONCRETE FOUNDATION OF RADIO STANTION WITH WIRELESS BUILDING AND SMOKESTACK IN BACKGROUND, LOOKING NORTH - Town of Tuckerton, U.S. Highway 9 & County Road 539, Tuckerton, Ocean County, NJ

  4. 3. ROAD TO SUMMIT SHOWING VISITOR OVERLOOK AND SCIENCE CITY, ...

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    3. ROAD TO SUMMIT SHOWING VISITOR OVERLOOK AND SCIENCE CITY, FROM ATOP WHITE HILL. NOTE THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE A CIRCULAR SHELTER AT LOWER RIGHT. - Haleakala National Park Roads, Pukalani, Maui County, HI

  5. 29. ROAD TO SUMMIT SHOWING VISITOR OVERLOOK AND SCIENCE CITY, ...

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    29. ROAD TO SUMMIT SHOWING VISITOR OVERLOOK AND SCIENCE CITY, FROM ATOP WHITE HILL. NOTE THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL REMAINS OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE A CIRCULAR SHELTER AT LOWER RIGHT. - Haleakala National Park Roads, Pukalani, Maui County, HI

  6. Behavior of road accidents: Structural time series approach

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    Junus, Noor Wahida Md; Ismail, Mohd Tahir; Arsad, Zainudin

    2014-12-01

    Road accidents become a major issue in contributing to the increasing number of deaths. Few researchers suggest that road accidents occur due to road structure and road condition. The road structure and condition may differ according to the area and volume of traffic of the location. Therefore, this paper attempts to look up the behavior of the road accidents in four main regions in Peninsular Malaysia by employing a structural time series (STS) approach. STS offers the possibility of modelling the unobserved component such as trends and seasonal component and it is allowed to vary over time. The results found that the number of road accidents is described by a different model. Perhaps, the results imply that the government, especially a policy maker should consider to implement a different approach in ways to overcome the increasing number of road accidents.

  7. OVERALL VIEW OF MILL YARD FROM HALEKO ROAD. QUONSET WAREHOUSE ...

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    OVERALL VIEW OF MILL YARD FROM HALEKO ROAD. QUONSET WAREHOUSE IN LEFT FOREGROUND, BOILING HOUSE IN MIDDLE, WAREHOUSE AND ELECTRIC SHOP TO THE RIGHT. VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST - Lihue Plantation Company, Sugar Mill Building, Haleko Road, Lihue, Kauai County, HI

  8. Toll Roads in Texas: Traffic and Welfare Impacts Sukumar Kalmanje

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    Kockelman, Kara M.

    development. Over the years, many urban areas in the US and around the world have grappled with growing, such as Germany's toll roads, the Dulles Greenway, Greenville Southern Connector, northern Tampa's toll roads (TRN

  9. Road Map Team Proposal Form Proposal: CAR29

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Road Map Team Proposal Form Proposal: CAR29 1: Road Map Team Name: Creative Activities and Research (CAR), and Rankings and Reputation (R&R) 1b: Team Theme Name: Becoming an International leader in Stem Research (CAR

  10. 68. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW ...

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    68. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW .5 MILE NORTH OF MIRANDA. HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. LOOKING NW. - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA

  11. 21. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW ...

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    21. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW 1.5 MILES NORTH OF MIRANDA. HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. LOOKING N. - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA

  12. 69. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW ...

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    69. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW 1.5 MILES NORTH OF MIRANDA. HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. LOOKING N. - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA

  13. 20. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW ...

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    20. AVENUE OF THE GIANTS, OLD HIGHWAY 101, ROAD VIEW .5 MILE NORTH OF MIRANDA. HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. LOOKING NW. - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City, Del Norte County, CA

  14. Contextual view of Building 477 along Reeves Road, view facing ...

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    Contextual view of Building 477 along Reeves Road, view facing east - U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Golf Course Equipment & Repair Shop, Reeves & Moffett Roads, Kaneohe, Honolulu County, HI

  15. How Long Do the Dead Survive on the Road? Carcass Persistence Probability and Implications for Road-Kill Monitoring Surveys

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    Santos, Sara M.; Carvalho, Filipe; Mira, Antnio

    2011-01-01

    Background Road mortality is probably the best-known and visible impact of roads upon wildlife. Although several factors influence road-kill counts, carcass persistence time is considered the most important determinant underlying underestimates of road mortality. The present study aims to describe and model carcass persistence variability on the road for different taxonomic groups under different environmental conditions throughout the year; and also to assess the effect of sampling frequency on the relative variation in road-kill estimates registered within a survey. Methodology/Principal Findings Daily surveys of road-killed vertebrates were conducted over one year along four road sections with different traffic volumes. Survival analysis was then used to i) describe carcass persistence timings for overall and for specific animal groups; ii) assess optimal sampling designs according to research objectives; and iii) model the influence of road, animal and weather factors on carcass persistence probabilities. Most animal carcasses persisted on the road for the first day only, with some groups disappearing at very high rates. The advisable periodicity of road monitoring that minimizes bias in road mortality estimates is daily monitoring for bats (in the morning) and lizards (in the afternoon), daily monitoring for toads, small birds, small mammals, snakes, salamanders, and lagomorphs; 1 day-interval (alternate days) for large birds, birds of prey, hedgehogs, and freshwater turtles; and 2 day-interval for carnivores. Multiple factors influenced the persistence probabilities of vertebrate carcasses on the road. Overall, the persistence was much lower for small animals, on roads with lower traffic volumes, for carcasses located on road lanes, and during humid conditions and high temperatures during the wet season and dry seasons, respectively. Conclusion/Significance The guidance given here on monitoring frequencies is particularly relevant to provide conservation and transportation agencies with accurate numbers of road-kills, realistic mitigation measures, and detailed designs for road monitoring programs. PMID:21980437

  16. 13. VIEW OF THE ROAD ABOVE THE DRYLAID ROCK WALL ...

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    13. VIEW OF THE ROAD ABOVE THE DRY-LAID ROCK WALL (TY-3177-12 ON THE KINGS CANYON ROAD WHERE THE ROAD WILL BE GRADED AND BLADED. LOCATED AT MILEPOST 1.83 (ACCORDING TO THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE RECORD FOR SITE TY-3177). PHOTO IS TAKEN FROM THE NORTHERN END OF THE FEATURE, FACING DUE WEST (2700). - Kings Canyon Road, Carson City, Carson City, NV

  17. Automatic Road Network Recognition and Extraction for Urban Planning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David B. L. Bong; Koon Chun Lai; Annie Joseph

    2009-01-01

    AbstractThe uses of road map,in daily activities are numerous but it is a hassle to construct and update a road map,whenever,there are changes. In Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, research on Automatic Road Extraction (ARE) was,explored to solve the difficulties in updating road map. The research started with using Satellite Image (SI), or in short, the ARE-SI project. A Hybrid Simple Colour

  18. Simulating the effects of forest roads on watershed hydrology

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    Wigmosta, Mark S.; Perkins, William A.

    2001-12-01

    The Distributed Hydrology-Soil-Vegetation Model (DHSVM) was enhanced to represent the interception and redirection of surface and subsurface flow by road cuts and stream channels. Two channel networks are imposed in vector form on the DHSVM grid: one representing roads, the other representing streams. Impacts of the road network on channel flows are modeled explicitly; road location and geometry, along with soil moisture, determine the timing and volume of intercepted water, while road drainage characteristics and culvert placement determine the flow path and travel time to the channel system. The active road drainage/channel network may expand and contract as grid cell water tables rise and fall below their channel beds. The model was applied to a 10-km2 experimental watershed to study the influence of road network design on streamflow characteristics. It was demonstrated that even where the road network produces minor changes in streamflow at the basin outlet, subsurface flow interception by roads could alter significantly streamflow in tributary channels. The impact of the road network on channel flows was shown to vary during a storm based on the road design, storm characteristics, topography, local geology, and soil moisture conditions. The impact occurs earlier in a storm when the road network diverts flow into the drainage rather than out of it. When flows are redirected into a channel, the road contributing area quickly increases the current total contributing area for the channel, causing a proportional increase in discharge. If the road design allows some water to pass under the road, there may be only minor impacts early in the storm with increasing impact as watertables rise and subsurface flow begins to be intercepted. When flows are redirected out of the natural drainage the impact is not felt until the channel contributing area extends upslope to the road system.

  19. 6. VIEW OF COULTERVILLE ROAD AT BIG MEADOW IN FORESTA. ...

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    6. VIEW OF COULTERVILLE ROAD AT BIG MEADOW IN FORESTA. INTERSECTION WITH DAVIS CUT-OFF ROAD AT LEFT. LOOKING W. GIS: N-37 42 09.3 / W-119 44 59.8 - Coulterville Road, Between Foresta & All-Weather Highway, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  20. 7. ALIGNMENT OF ABANDONED COULTERVILLE ROAD IN FORESTA AT FALLEN ...

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    7. ALIGNMENT OF ABANDONED COULTERVILLE ROAD IN FORESTA AT FALLEN TREE IN CENTER REAR. FOREGROUND MARKS TURN OF NEW ROAD FROM FORESTA TO HIGHWAY 120. LOOKING E. GIS: N-37 42 16.6 / W-119 44 00.3 - Coulterville Road, Between Foresta & All-Weather Highway, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

  1. View of blind curve along National Old Trails Road, about ...

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    View of blind curve along National Old Trails Road, about 1,000 feet from top, facing north. - La Bajada Historic Trails and Roads, Approximately 1 mile East/Northeast of intersection of State Highway 16 and Indian Service Road 841, La Bajada, Santa Fe County, NM

  2. 14. VIEW FROM TUNDRA CURVES (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) SHOWING ...

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    14. VIEW FROM TUNDRA CURVES (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) SHOWING FALL RIVER ROAD RISING FROM BENEATH CHAPIN PASS (AT EXTREME RIGHT) TO FALL RIVER PASS (FAR LEFT). - Fall River Road, Between Estes Park & Fall River Pass, Estes Park, Larimer County, CO

  3. Sustainable ecological development reducing negative effects of road maintenance salts

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    Pranas Baltrenas; Agne Kazlauskiene

    2009-01-01

    To ensure traffic safety in winter, large amounts of technical salts (chlorides) are applied on roads. De?icing salts directly or indirectly contaminate the road environment and have a negative effect on the components of road environment. The analysis of the situation raises a question: how to ensure traffic safety in wintertime applying salts and achieve sustainable development. The article presents

  4. 24. GENERAL VIEW FROM WEST: ROAD ACROSS MIDDLE FOREGROUND LEADS ...

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    24. GENERAL VIEW FROM WEST: ROAD ACROSS MIDDLE FOREGROUND LEADS DIRECTLY SOUTH TO ROUTE 40; LINE ACROSS WOODLOT IN DISTANCE LEADS EAST TO UNIONTOWN, AND IS PROBABLY THE 1784 ROAD FROM UNIONTOWN TO BROWNSVILLE Photocopy of early 20th-century photograph Collection of Springer Homestead Archives, c/o Gerald Cunningham, Jessup, Maryland - Levi Springer House, Fan Hollow Road, Uniontown, Fayette County, PA

  5. ROAD GRADE ESTIMATION RESULTS USING SENSOR AND DATA FUSION

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    Johansson, Karl Henrik

    that merges sensor data from several data sequences measured on a road segment into a map. An earlier version by Schroedel et. al. [6] and Br¨untrup et. al. [7] where data mining is used to automatically create roadROAD GRADE ESTIMATION RESULTS USING SENSOR AND DATA FUSION Per Sahlholm, Henrik Jansson Scania CV

  6. Automatic road extraction based on cross detection in suburb

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    Go Koutaki; Keiichi Uchimura

    2003-01-01

    Importance for acquiring geographic map data and updating existing data is increasing. The automation of road extraction from aerial imagery has received attention. In the past, many approaches have been considered, however the existing automatic road extraction methods still need too much post editing. In this paper, we propose the method of automatic road extraction from high-resolution color aerial images

  7. Automatic urban remote sensing images registration based on road networks

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    Xirong Guo; Wenyi Zhang; Guangbin Ma

    2009-01-01

    This paper proposes a new method of automatic registration of urban remote sensing images that has combined bilinear interpolation which is a classic method of image registration and road networks which are the characters of urban remote sensing images. It comprises of extracting the road network in an urban and computing the Ground Control Points (GCP) from the road junctions,

  8. Two-Stage Road Sign Detection and Recognition

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wen-jia Kuo; Chien-chung Lin

    2007-01-01

    We propose a road sign detection and recognition method using two-stage classification strategy. In the detection phase, geometric characters of road traffic signs, Hough transformation, corner detection, and projection are used to detect the exact position of the road sign in the image under noisy and complicated environment. In the recognition phase, convolution, radial basis function (RBF) neural network and

  9. GEOMETRIC INFORMATION FROM SINGLE UNCALIBRATED IMAGES OF ROADS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Grammatikopoulos; G. E. Karras; E. Petsa

    2002-01-01

    Video sequences of road and traffic scenes are now used for various purposes. The framework of this research on the metric potential of single uncalibrated images is road mapping and studies of the traffic character of freeways. In the first case, an approach has been developed to extract lane width in straight road segments exploiting sequences from a forward looking

  10. Rapid Extraction and Updating Road Network from LIDAR Data

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    Shahabi, Cyrus

    Rapid Extraction and Updating Road Network from LIDAR Data Jiaping Zhao, Suya You, Jing Huang, confidence, completeness, and automa+on · Comparing with 2D imageries, LIDAR data airborne LIDAR sensing data for automated road extrac+on and road quality

  11. 5. VIEW OF THE LOCATION FOR A PROPOSED SPUR ROAD ...

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    5. VIEW OF THE LOCATION FOR A PROPOSED SPUR ROAD FROM KINGS CANYON ROAD TO THE PROPOSED HELICOPTER LANDING SITE #11. LOCATED AT MILEPOST 0.55, FACING NORTH 53 EAST (53 ). - Kings Canyon Road, Carson City, Carson City, NV

  12. Automated road markings extraction from mobile laser scanning data

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kumar, Pankaj; McElhinney, Conor P.; Lewis, Paul; McCarthy, Timothy

    2014-10-01

    Road markings are used to provide guidance and instruction to road users for safe and comfortable driving. Enabling rapid, cost-effective and comprehensive approaches to the maintenance of route networks can be greatly improved with detailed information about location, dimension and condition of road markings. Mobile Laser Scanning (MLS) systems provide new opportunities in terms of collecting and processing this information. Laser scanning systems enable multiple attributes of the illuminated target to be recorded including intensity data. The recorded intensity data can be used to distinguish the road markings from other road surface elements due to their higher retro-reflective property. In this paper, we present an automated algorithm for extracting road markings from MLS data. We describe a robust and automated way of applying a range dependent thresholding function to the intensity values to extract road markings. We make novel use of binary morphological operations and generic knowledge of the dimensions of road markings to complete their shapes and remove other road surface elements introduced through the use of thresholding. We present a detailed analysis of the most applicable values required for the input parameters involved in our algorithm. We tested our algorithm on different road sections consisting of multiple distinct types of road markings. The successful extraction of these road markings demonstrates the effectiveness of our algorithm.

  13. 9. VIEW FROM MANY PARKS CURVE (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    9. VIEW FROM MANY PARKS CURVE (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) OF HORSESHOE PARK, SHOWING FALL RIVER ROAD FAINTLY AT LEFT AT BASE OF SHEEP MOUNTAIN AND CROSSING ALLUVIAL FAN FROM LAWN LAKE FLOOD. - Fall River Road, Between Estes Park & Fall River Pass, Estes Park, Larimer County, CO

  14. On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing.

    E-print Network

    Denver, University of

    Mass emissions gm/kg of fuel gasoline autos only 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 Japan Singapore Sri LankaOn-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing. · Donald H. Stedman, Gary A. Bishop on-road advantage · Large on-road emissions cause poor air quality. · Remote sensing measures on

  15. Safety Considerations When Driving on Rural Roads

    E-print Network

    Vivoni, Enrique R.

    .Agricultural or prescribed forest burning may produce smoke on roads. Hazard: Approaching vehicles, livestock or wild animals-moving vehicles, animals, debris) · Unusually steep hills or sharp curves Since help may often be difficult obstacles may require sudden stops. Animals ma

  16. The Physics of Traffic Congestion and Road

    E-print Network

    Levinson, David M.

    The Physics of Traffic Congestion and Road Pricing in Transportation Planning David Levinson? If the Price of Anarchy is small, congestion is more a temporal than spatial phenomenon. S.O. What? 1Price phenomenon and shows implications of congestion pricing. · Use game theory to illustrate ideas, informed

  17. WP1 Climate services for road

    E-print Network

    Haak, Hein

    WP1 Climate services for road authorities Janette Bessembinder et al. #12;2 A1: review, analysis and assessment of existing climate change projections regarding TEN-T needs A2: Development of a common methodology for the production of regional climate projections to provide consistent input data for risk

  18. Effect of road traffic on amphibian density

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lenore Fahrig; John H. Pedlar; Shealagh E. Pope; Philip D. Taylor; John F. Wegner

    1995-01-01

    We studied the effect of traffic intensity on local abundance of anurans. We counted dead and live frogs and toads per km and estimated frog and toad local abundances using breeding chorus intensities on similar roads through similar habitats, but with different levels of traffic intensity. After correcting for effects of date, local habitat, time, and region, our analyses demonstrated

  19. Bridge Detection By Road Detection Jeff Kaufman

    E-print Network

    Danner, Andrew

    Bridge Detection By Road Detection Jeff Kaufman cbr@sccs.swarthmore.edu 1 Introduction It is useful to be able to determine water flow patterns over terrain. The raw data for this task is usually collected via of the earth's surface and it's value is the average hight of that portion. Water flow patterns can

  20. Road transportable analytical laboratory (RTAL) system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Finger

    1996-01-01

    Remediation of DOE contaminated areas requires extensive sampling and analysis. Reliable, road transportable, fully independent laboratory systems that could perform on-site a full range of analyses meeting high levels of quality assurance and control, would accelerate and thereby reduce the cost of cleanup and remediation efforts by (1) providing critical analytical data more rapidly, and (2) eliminating the handling, shipping,

  1. 30 CFR 817.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... (c) Location. (1) To minimize erosion, a primary road shall be located, insofar...operating condition and to prevent or control erosion at inlets and outlets; (3) Drainage...constructed, and maintained to prevent erosion of the structure or streambed and...

  2. 30 CFR 816.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... (c) Location. (1) To minimize erosion, a primary road shall be located, insofar...operating condition and to prevent or control erosion at inlets and outlets; (3) Drainage...constructed, and maintained to prevent erosion of the structure or streambed and...

  3. 30 CFR 817.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... (c) Location. (1) To minimize erosion, a primary road shall be located, insofar...operating condition and to prevent or control erosion at inlets and outlets; (3) Drainage...constructed, and maintained to prevent erosion of the structure or streambed and...

  4. Commuting road traffic accidents in Croatia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    I Kolcic; A V Jovic; U Rodin; I Brkic Bilos; N Antoljak; O Polasek

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the study was to investigate risk factors associated with commuting road traffic accidents (RTA) in Croatia. A total of 1138 persons hospitalised for various accidents were surveyed in this cross-sectional study. Data were collected from 23 hospitals from all parts of Croatia during MarchMay 2008. The questionnaire encompassed personal data, socioeconomic status, lifestyle determinants and health status

  5. Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005,

    E-print Network

    Udgaonkar, Jayant B.

    Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400 005, India An autonomous institution of the Department of Atomic Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) expects all its members to follow the highest standards of academic investigator Research at the Institute is conducted either individually, or within informal collaborations

  6. Medical Concerns among Wheelchair Road Racers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Martinez, Santos F.

    1989-01-01

    Results of a questionnaire administered to 43 wheelchair road racers suggest that their medical problems may lead to complications while training or racing. The study looked at the effects of training, injuries, bladder management, medications, and spasms. Sports medicine professionals are provided with information on handling disabled athletes.

  7. Crime on the Roads: Drinking and Driving

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ross Homel

    The purpose of this paper is to present a brief overview of the deterrence of drinking drivers using random breath testing (RBT), with recent developments in all Australian states being described briefly. Although per se laws and preliminary breath test procedures, modelled on the British Road Safety Act of 1967, were implemented in most parts of Australia by 1971, there

  8. A Road Map for Improving Geography Assessment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wertheim, Jill A.; Edelson, Daniel C.; Hildebrant, Barbara; Hinde, Elizabeth; Kenney, Marianne; Kolvoord, Robert; Lanegran, David; Marcello, Jody Smothers; Morrill, Robert; Ruiz-Primo, Maria; Seixas, Peter; Shavelson, Richard

    2013-01-01

    In late 2012, both the second edition of the "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards" and the National Science Foundation-funded "Road Map for Geography Education Project" reports were released; the former document describes the conceptual goals for K-12 geography education, and the latter, a route to coordinating reform efforts to

  9. Automated Techniques for Road Network Modeling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin A. Fischler; Aaron J. Heller

    1998-01-01

    In this paper, we present the results of work directed at the problem of radically reducing the amount of human effort required to model a road network vis- ible in a collection of images with overlapping cov- erage of some geographic extent.

  10. Brawley Fault Zone Surface Fractures Across Road

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    Fresh surface fractures (black arrows) along Brawley Fault Zone and across Ralph Roadin response to the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake; view to the north. Slight vertical component of slip (2 mm, up on east [right] side) more noticeable at white arrow....

  11. Estimating Vehicle Miles Traveled on Local Roads

    E-print Network

    Qian, Jiayu

    2013-11-07

    This research presents a new method to estimate the local road vehicle miles traveled (VMT) with the concept of betweenness centrality. Betweenness centrality is a measure of a nodes or links centrality on a network that has been applied popularly...

  12. 30 CFR 817.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... (c) Location. (1) To minimize erosion, a primary road shall be located, insofar...operating condition and to prevent or control erosion at inlets and outlets; (3) Drainage...constructed, and maintained to prevent erosion of the structure or streambed and...

  13. 30 CFR 816.151 - Primary roads.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... (c) Location. (1) To minimize erosion, a primary road shall be located, insofar...operating condition and to prevent or control erosion at inlets and outlets; (3) Drainage...constructed, and maintained to prevent erosion of the structure or streambed and...

  14. Adaptive traffic road sign panels text extraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. VZQUEZ REINA; R. J. LPEZ SASTRE; S. LAFUENTE ARROYO; P. GIL JIMNEZ

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we present an approach to the detection and extraction of text in road sign panels. Text strings, indicators and signs extraction is efficiently performed so OCR algorithms can recognize different characters that may be present on the traffic plane. In a first step, basic color segmentation and shape classification is done for the purpose of detecting possible

  15. Topological Characteristics of the Dutch Road Infrastructure

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Jamakovic; H. Wang; P. Van Mieghem

    2006-01-01

    AbstractIn this paper we study an example of a complex network, namely the road infrastructure of the Netherlands. In order to investigate the factors influencing the robustness of the complex network under consideration, we calculate a set of generic topological characteristics, related to the connectivity, degree, clustering and the shortest path length. Along with these widely considered topological characteristics, we

  16. Agilent Technologies, Inc. 3500 Deer Creek Road

    E-print Network

    Richardson, David

    Author Jenny Xiao Agilent Technologies, Inc. 3500 Deer Creek Road MC 25U-7 Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA into different subtypes. The quality of total RNA samples was tested using an Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100 prior samples of high quality are essential for good microarray experiments. For this reason, the Agilent Bioana

  17. East Flamingo Road ClaymontStreet

    E-print Network

    Hemmers, Oliver

    East Flamingo Road ClaymontStreet Co age Grove Parking Garage SouthMaryland Points A & C Point B. Flamingo Rd. 5. Turn right onto Claymont St. 6. Turn le onto Co age Grove Ave. 7. Garage will be on the right. Point B 51595 Flamingo 1. Head west on E. Flamingo Rd. toward Las Vegas Blvd. 2. Turn le onto S

  18. Loomis Grammar School 3505 Taylor Road, Loomis

    E-print Network

    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    farming techniques, biotechnology and the economics of food production. The aquaponics system effective areas in the system to grow food. Students will spend time inside the greenhouse and outside 5438 Laird Road, Loomis July 22-26 Art Camp 1: Grade 2-3 Amazing animals: We will travel the world

  19. First Results in Robot Road-Following

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Wallace; Anthony Stentz; Charles E. Thorpe; Hans Maravec; William Whittaker; Takeo Kanade

    1985-01-01

    The new Carnegie Mellon Autonomous I and Vehicle group has produced the first demonstrations of road following robots. In this paper we first describe the robots that are part of the CMU Autonomous Land Vehicle project. We next describe the vision system of the CMU ALV. We then present the control algorithms, including a simple and stable control scheme for

  20. VanVoorhisRoad UniversityAvenue

    E-print Network

    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Boulevard NIOSH To Emergency Entrance I-79 To I-68 US 119 West Virginia University ROBERT C. BYRD HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER Patient Information Map/Campus View WillowdaleRoad Ruby Memorial Hospital Health Sciences Building Family House Physician Office Center Eye Institute HealthSouth Mountain View Regional Rehabilitation